Debunking the Myth that the IRS Targeted Progressives: How the IRS and Congressional Democrats Misled America about Disparate Treatment

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The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform found that the IRS engaged in disparate treatment of conservative-oriented tax-exempt applicants. The committee found documents that show initial applications were filed by Tea Party groups and that the initial criteria used to identify and hold Tea Party application captured conservative organizations. The IRS's independent watchdog found that the IRS treated conservative applicants differently than liberal groups.
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House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, hearing on \342\200\234The IRS: Targeting Americans for their Political Beliefs," 113th Cong. H.Hrg. 113-33, (2013, May 22)
House Committee on Ways and Means, hearing on "The Status of IRS Review of Taxpayer Targeting Practices," 113th Cong., H.Hrg. 113-FC10 (2013, June 27)
House Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Oversight, hearing on "Internal Revenue Service\342\200\231s Exempt Organizations Division Post-TIGTA Audit," 113th Cong., (2013, September 18)
House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Energy Policy, Healthcare and Entitlements Reform, and Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies, joint hearing on \342\200\234Evaluating Privacy, Security, and Fraud Concerns with ObamaCare\342\200\231s Information Sharing Apparatus,\342\200\235 113th Cong., (2013, July 17)
House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, hearing on \342\200\234The IRS\342\200\231s Systematic Delay and Scrutiny of Tea Party Applications,\342\200\235 113th Cong., H.Hrg. 113-51, (2013, July 18)
Senate Committee on the Judiciary, \342\200\234Oversight of the U.S. Department of Justice,\342\200\235 113th Cong., S.Hrg. 113-881, (2014, January 29)
House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Job Creation, and Regulatory Affairs, hearing on \342\200\234The IRS Targeting Investigation: What Is the Administration Doing?,\342\200\235 113th Cong., (2014)
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