CD129: The Impeachment of John Koskinen

Impeachment: A serious punishment for serious corruption. In this episode, learn why Congress has begun the process of impeaching IRS Commissioner John Koskinen and how his impeachment would prevent light from being shined upon dark money in politics.


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H.R. 5253: Preventing IRS Abuse and Protecting Free Speech Act

Passed the House of Representatives 240-182

Author: Peter Roskam (IL-6)

H.Res. 737: Condemning and censuring John A. Koskinen, the Commissioner of Internal Revenue

  • Suggests that John Koskinen should resign or be fired by the President

  • Suggests that John Koskinen be denied his all of his retirement payments from the Federal government

S. 1728: Access to Court Challenges for Exempt Status Seekers (ACCESS) Act of 2015

  • Allows the United States Tax Court, the United States Court of Federal Claims, or the district court of the United States for the District of Columbia to determine qualifications for 501(c)4 status if the IRS hasn't made the determination after 270 days.

S. 1578: Taxpayer Bill of Rights Enhancement Act of 2015

S.942: Fair Treatment for All Gifts Act

S. 949: Small Business Taxpayer Bill of Rights

  • Defines a "small business" as one that makes less than $50 million a year

  • Increases fines for unauthorized inspection or disclosure of tax returns by 10 times the current penalties

  • Institutes mandatory unpaid leave for at least 30 days for any IRS employee that reviews an application for tax exempt status "using any methodology that applies disproportionate scrutiny to any applicant based on the ideology expressed in the name or purpose of the organization".

  • Allows the United States Tax Court, the United States Court of Federal Claims, or the district court of the United States for the District of Columbia to determine qualifications for 501(c)4 status if the IRS hasn't made the determination after 270 days.

  • Orders the Treasury Inspector General to Investigate criteria used to evaluate applications for tax exempt status to determine whether the criteria discriminates against taxpayers on the basis of race, religion, or political ideology.

S. 283: Stop Targeting of Political Beliefs by the IRS Act of 2015


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