The Democrat-sponsored legislation would put lawmakers’ salaries in an escrow account until the potential Homeland Security shutdown ends.
IRS officials tell Congress about stark reductions in taxpayer services because of staff and budget cuts.
A Reagan-era executive order requires the federal workplace and workforce to be drug-free. The rules are especially strict for personnel with security clearances.
IRS budget cuts and staff reductions have led to poor service for taxpayers, writes Federal Diary columnist Joe Davidson.
“There is potential criminal activity,” a top investigator with the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration testified on Thursday.
Among the bill’s proposals, it would allow inspectors general to subpoena testimony from federal contractors, grant recipients and former employees.