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By Congresswoman Lauren Boebert – January 11, 2023

Congresswoman Lauren Boebert cast her first vote in the 118th Congress to defund Democrats’ proposal to hire 87,000 new IRS agents.

Congresswoman Lauren Boebert stated, “House Republicans are keeping our promises to the American people by defunding the 87,000 IRS agents put in place by House Democrats last year. The bill is two pages not thousands, it has one subject, and zero earmarks. Also, this bill will help stop the harassment of American citizens by preventing those 87,000 IRS agents from ever being hired. That’s conservative governance at its finest: more freedom, less government—and we are just getting started.”

Background:

Last year, House Democrats passed the Inflation Reduction Act, which authorized hiring 87,000 new IRS agents, doubling the size of the IRS. The new IRS agents were needed to audit more middle-class families to make sure they were paying for the expensive provisions in the bill, including the $378 billion in new radical Green New Deal spending; the new EPA-run national climate bank; $1.5 billion for “tree equity”; and $1 billion for electric garbage trucks, postal trucks, and school busses.

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office confirmed that the 87,000 new IRS agents were not going to be going after tax cheats—rather, they would be targeting middle-class families making less than $400,000 per year.

Congresswoman Boebert was a strong opponent of the Inflation Reduction Act and voted against it when Democrats brought it to the House Floor.

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