New IG report details ‘excessive spending’ on IRS conferences

An upcoming federal watchdog report is expected to detail “excessive spending” by the Internal Revenue Service on conferences, a congressional committee announced Friday.

(Susan Walsh/AP) (Susan Walsh/AP)

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has scheduled a hearing for Thursday to discuss the audit with officials from the Treasury Department’s inspector general’s office, which earlier this month confirmed accusations that the IRS had inappropriately targeted conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status.

The committee, in its official announcement on Friday, said the hearing will focus on “an upcoming audit uncovering information about excessive spending at IRS conferences.”

For more on this development, see the original Washington Post report on Post Politics.

Josh Hicks covers the federal government and anchors the Federal Eye blog. He reported for newspapers in the Detroit and Seattle suburbs before joining the Post as a contributor to Glenn Kessler’s Fact Checker blog in 2011.
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