Griffin Supports Bills to Increase Accountability, Stop Government Abuse

WASHINGTON – Congressman Tim Griffin (AR-02), a member of the Ways and Means Committee, issued the following statement after the House passed several bills aimed at stopping government abuse and making government more accountable to taxpayers:

“The federal government, especially the IRS, should serve taxpayers and be accountable to them, not abuse its power and avoid transparency. I was proud to support these bills to help stop government abuse, prevent intrusive IRS questioning about individuals’ religious, political or social beliefs, and promote greater access to information about how taxpayer dollars are spent.”

Rep. Griffin is a cosponsor of the Taxpayer Transparency and Efficient Audit Act (H.R. 2530), which would require the IRS to let taxpayers know when it has shared their personal tax information with another government agency. It also would limit the amount of time an individual can be audited.

Rep. Griffin is also a cosponsor of the Protecting Taxpayers from Intrusive IRS Requests Act (H.R. 2531), which would prevent the IRS from questioning individuals about their religious, political or social beliefs.

Rep. Griffin supported the Taxpayers Right-to-Know Act (H.R. 1423), which would require every federal agency to publish an annual report card on all of its programs, detailing administrative and staff expenses, spending on services and the number of beneficiaries.