February 06,2014

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Baucus, Hatch Statement on the Ongoing IRS Investigation

To: Reporters and Editors
From: Sean Neary for Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and Antonia Ferrier for Ranking Member Orrin Hatch (R-Utah)
Re: IRS Investigation
Date: February 6, 2014

Chairman Baucus and Ranking Member Hatch have worked long and hard, in a bipartisan manner, to examine the Internal Revenue Service’s treatment of tax exempt applications. Over the past nine months, the Committee’s investigators have reviewed more than 540,000 pages of documents and interviewed 28 IRS employees, from the most senior management to mid and lower staff as well. 

The IRS continues to provide thousands of new documents related to our inquiry, including 32,000 new pages of documents in the past week.  Given the enormity and importance of the investigation, the Committee will not be able to conclude its work before Chairman Baucus leaves the Senate to become the US Ambassador to China.   Senator Hatch will be reaching out to Senator Wyden in the coming days to discuss how best to conclude the investigation and share the Committee’s findings.