WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) released the following statement regarding the decision by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to revise previously proposed rules regarding 501c4 organizations:
“I applaud the decision by Commissioner Koskinen. I have said repeatedly that in order to help restore the public’s trust in the IRS, this rule needed to be scrapped immediately and permanently. The IRS exercises great authority over the taxpayers of this country, and all Americans have the right to believe that the agency is operating in a fair, neutral and appropriate manner. No matter one’s political affiliations, the First Amendment rights of Americans and their ability to participate in the political process must be respected and defended.”
In February, Sen. Moran joined Sens. Flake, Roberts and more than 30 of his Senate colleagues in introducing legislation to put a stop to the blatant political targeting by the IRS. The bill would return the IRS standards and definitions to exactly how they were written on January 1, 2010 – the date prior to when the agency’s inappropriate targeting began.