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Monday, February 24, 2014

House this week to take on IRS and Obama regulations, executive actions -- By Susan Ferrechio, The Washington Examiner

House Republicans this week will commence an onslaught of legislation and hearings targeting perceived overreach by the Obama Administration, including bills that aim to curb intrusive oversight of political groups by the Internal Revenue Service and a hearing examining President Obama's use of executive authority.

The House will also consider a flood insurance bill that is likely to scale back a recent law intended to reform the program, which is $24 billion in debt.

The Senate, meanwhile, will hold a critical test vote Monday on a comprehensive reform plan for veterans benefits and services that includes restoration of recently planned cuts to military pensions. The bill is likely to lack the minimal Republican support needed to move forward, however, because it does not include offsets and adds to the deficit. 

When the House gavels into session on Tuesday, it will first consider a measure sponsored by Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Ill., that would prohibit the IRS from asking taxpayers questions about “religious, political or social beliefs.”

The bill comes in response to an internal IRS audit, released last year, that found the agency had been singling out for special scrutiny groups seeking non-profit status who were affiliated with the Tea Party or were conservative.

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