She faces up to a year in jail.
The House of Representatives will vote today, Tuesday, at 5 pm on whether to hold former head of tax exempt groups at the IRS Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress.
The House of Representatives will vote this week on whether to hold former head of tax exempt groups at the IRS Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress.
Now her attorney, William W. Taylor III, is asking for the opportunity to defend her in front of Congress before the vote is taken. Taylor is arguing it would be unfair and "un-American" to hold Lerner in contempt.
House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa and sixteen Committee members are demanding answers from Attorney General Eric Holder after it was revealed last week through a series of emails former IRS official Lois Lerner was in contact with the Director of the Election Crimes Branch of the Department of Justice Public Integrity Section Richard Pilger about prosecuting tax exempt groups.
One of the difficulties of devising social safety net programs is dealing with what are called "welfare cliffs" - as low-income people move up the income ladder, they see government benefits phase out.
Texas Senator Ted Cruz is having some fun on this fine tax day by exposing the double standard between people who work at the IRS and taxpayers who must comply with the rules and regulations of the agency.
The Republican National Committee has submitted a lawsuit against the IRS for failing to comply with Freedom Information Requests related to the targeting of conservative groups.
RS head John Koskinen plans to rewrite the previously proposed rules and will open up another public comment period once they are finished.
In February IRS officials announced employees will be receiving bonuses in order to ?boost morale after the scandal broke about the agency inappropriately targeting conservative tea party groups.
As a friendly reminder, tax day is tomorrow which means it's a good time to remind everyone just how much time and energy they're spending to get their returns to the IRS.
After five hours of debate, the House Oversight Committee has voted along party lines to hold former IRS Director of Tax Exempt Organizations Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress.
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