May 27,2015

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Hatch to Hold Finance Hearing on IRS Data Theft

WASHINGTONSenate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) will convene a hearing on Tuesday, June 2, to hear from Internal Revenue Service (IRS) officials regarding the data theft which compromised the private information of over 100,000 taxpayers. The hearing, titled “Internal Revenue Service Data Theft Affecting Taxpayer Information,” will take place at 10:00 a.m. in Room 215 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building.

When the federal government fails to protect private and confidential taxpayer information, Congress must act,” Hatch said.   “Taxpayers deserve to know what happened at the IRS regarding the data theft, and this hearing will be the first step of many that the committee takes to determine what happened and how the government can prevent such attacks from happening again.  At the hearing, members will have the opportunity to hear from and question the IRS Commissioner and the Inspector General, and I am hopeful we can gain a better understanding of how this theft occurred and who is behind it.”

The witnesses at Tuesday’s hearing are:

  • The Honorable John Koskinen, Commissioner, Internal Revenue Service, Washington, DC
  • The Honorable J. Russell George, Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, United States Department of the Treasury, Washington, DC




Senate Finance Committee







Hearing on IRS Data Breach







215 Dirksen Senate Office Building




Washington, D.C. 20510




Tuesday, June 2, 2015




10:00 a.m.

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