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Enzi, Burr criticize IRS for rehiring employees with history of misconduct

Senators call on Congress to renew restrictions to keep IRS in check


September 15, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – After a report concluding the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) rehired former employees that had been fired, U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., and Senator Richard Burr, R-N.C., called on Congress to restrict the federal agency from rehiring personnel without considering their misconduct.

In July, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration published an audit report that showed the IRS rehired more than 200 former employees between January 2015 and March 2016 that it had previously terminated or suspended while the agency conducted investigations for substantiated...

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