GOP: Report Will Expose Excessive IRS Conference Spending
The House Oversight Committee is holding another IRS hearing, this time focused on "excessive spending" at a 2010 IRS conference.
According to The Hill, committee chairman Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) issued a statement saying, "The American people expect that their tax dollars will be used responsibly and not for financing lavish hotel suites and entertainment for government employees." He said the Oversight Committee will investigate the "abuses of public trust and an IRS culture that shuns accountability."
Acting IRS chief Danny Werfel has responded by describing the 2010 conference as "an unfortunate vestige from a prior era." He said there were legitimate reasons for having the conference, but "many of the expenses associated with it were inappropriate and should not have occurred."
Werfel said cutting down on such excesses has been a priority for him.
The House Ways and Means Committee will also be holding an IRS hearing, on Tuesday of this week.