U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Committee, issued the following statement this evening after President Obama held a news conference on the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) targeting of conservative groups:
May 15 2013
Senators Write, "We demand that your Administration comply with all requests related to Congressional inquiries without any delay, including making available all IRS employees involved in designing and implementing these prohibited political screenings, so that the public has a full accounting of these actions."
May 14 2013
In letter To Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Senators Write, “Our initial reaction is that this appears at best to be an inherent conflict of interest and at worst a potentially illegal augmentation of appropriation.”
Following press reports indicating Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius solicited funds from health care executives to assist with the implementation of the President’s health law, Senate Finance Committee Republicans are demanding answers. In a letter spearheaded by Ranking Member Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), the Senators asked for a top bottom review of the Department’s decision to move forward with the initiative, which has raised a variety of legal questions under federal regulations, which prohibits the augmentation of congressional appropriations.
May 14 2013
Utah Senator Says This Constitutes, “Either the Greatest Cases of Incompetence that I’ve Ever Seen or it was the IRS Willfully Not Telling Congress the Truth.”
U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Committee, said today at a Capitol Hill news conference that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) targeting of conservative groups who applied for tax exempt status, known as 501 (c)(4) organizations, and its failure to tell Congress constitutes, “either the greatest cases of incompetence that I’ve ever seen or it was the IRS willfully not telling Congress the truth.”
May 13 2013
Utah Senator Encouraged By Chairman’s Call for Investigation, Says Bipartisan Examination of Issue Essential
U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Committee, today wrote to Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) requesting a Finance committee hearing and bipartisan investigation into the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) targeting conservative groups for greater scrutiny when they applied for tax-exempt 501(c)(4) status. Below is the letter Hatch sent to Baucus today: