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Monday, January 11, 2016

The IRS Scandal, Day 977

IRS Logo 2Government Executive, Lawmaker: Every Agency Could Easily Find at Least 5% of Fat to Trim:

The top oversight role for Congress in relation to federal agencies is rooting out the people doing dumb things, a House Republican said on Thursday.

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said at an event hosted by the Brookings Institution the government tries to do too many things while rewarding its employees with too many bonuses. ...

He noted that several agency leaders have testified to his committee that they are struggling to fire their worst employees and would like more power to do so.

For one federal official, Chaffetz is attempting to take the firing into his own hands. The watchdog leader introduced articles of impeachment against Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen in October, and has been working “behind the scenes” to move that process forward.

“Mr. Koskinen better lawyer up,” Chaffetz said. “It’s about to get ugly.”

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Comments

Get the impeachment going already. Looks like the GOP is waiting for the general election before beginning?

Posted by: VoteOutIncumbents | Jan 11, 2016 8:53:37 AM

I can think of one federal branch that could certainly do with one less "representative."

Posted by: Publius Novus | Jan 12, 2016 6:06:35 PM