Gosar-Gardner legislation blocks unionization of IRS

Nov. 17, 2015, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President today issued the following statement urging both chambers of Congress to take up legislation blocking the unionization of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) by U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) and Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.):

“Senator Cory Gardner and Representative Paul Gosar deserve the nation’s thanks for their efforts to keep the IRS free from undue public employee union influence.

“At a time when the IRS is engaged in open political warfare against the tea party and other conservative non-profits, Congress has the ability to depoliticize the agency in one small way — by blocking any unionization of this civil service agency. No political organizations, including unions, should have undue influence inside an agency as powerful as the IRS, and the Gosar-Gardner bill addresses that danger head on.

“We urge every member of Congress to cosponsor and help secure passage of this non-controversial, non-partisan stance against politics corrupting the IRS. Nobody liked it when Nixon used the IRS against his political enemies, and this should be no different.”

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