Congress to Hold IRS Hearings this Week

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iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — On Monday, a House Appropriations subcommittee will hear from Internal Revenue Service Acting Commissioner Danny Werfel about what steps the agency is taking to address the IRS’ targeting of conservative groups and to hold those responsible accountable.

Also at the witness table will be J. Russell George, the Treasury Department’s Inspector General.

The House Ways and Means committee will hold their own hearing on Tuesday featuring representatives from conservative organizations that were targeted by the IRS after some of those groups filed a joint lawsuit against the agency last week.

On Thursday, George will return to Capitol Hill to appear before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform “about a newly-released audit uncovering information about excessive spending at IRS conferences.”

The hearing comes roughly a week after the release of a video showing IRS officials line dancing to the “Cupid Shuffle” at a 2010 agency conference in California.

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