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Live updates: IRS hearing

Acting Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Danny Werfel testified Thursday at a hearing before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform about conference spending. The tax-collection agency flew 2,600 managers in the small-business and self-employed division to Anaheim, Calif., for a training event that cost $4.1 million. Also testifying were J. Russell George, Treasury inspector general for tax administration, Gregory Kutz, an assistant to George, and Faris Fink, commissioner of the IRS's small business and self-employed division. The IRS officials were also quizzed about the decision to place two managers on administrative leave Wednesday for accepting free food and other gifts in violation of government ethics rules.