October 20,2015

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Hatch, Wyden Announce Hearing to Examine the IRS’s Response to Bipartisan Committee Report

WASHINGTON – Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) today announced the Committee will hold a hearing to examine the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) response to the Committee’s bipartisan report that detailed their investigation into the IRS’s treatment of organizations applying for tax-exempt status.  The hearing, titled “The Internal Revenue Service’s Response to the Committee Recommendations Contained in its August 5, 2015 Report,” will take place on Tuesday, October 27, in Room 215 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building at 10:00 a.m.  

“The Finance Committee’s bipartisan IRS report found a number of troubling practices at the agency and made a series of responsible bipartisan recommendations meant to prevent such abuse,” Hatch said.  “Now, it is time for Committee members and the American people to hear answers from the IRS firsthand.  I’m hopeful that the agency will be forthright and explain what actions it has taken to make sure this never happens again at the IRS.”

“The bipartisan investigation into the IRS conducted by the Finance Committee found vast bureaucratic dysfunction,” Wyden said.  “In the wake of our report, the IRS has made a good-faith effort to correct its mismanagement and implement the committee’s recommendations. I’m looking forward to hearing from Commissioner Koskinen on how that effort is progressing.”

The witness for Tuesday’s hearing is:

  • The Honorable John Koskinen, Commissioner, Internal Revenue Service, Washington, DC



Senate   Finance Committee




Hearing to   Examine the IRS’s Response to Bipartisan Committee Report 



215   Dirksen Senate Office Building


Washington,   D.C. 20510


Tuesday,   October 27, 2015


10:00   a.m.


For media inquiries and additional information, including webcast and testimony details, please visit: http://finance.senate.gov/hearings.