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Begich Exasperated by IRS Targeting of Political Groups


U.S. Senator Mark Begich expressed exasperation today after learning that the IRS had singled out certain political groups for heightened audit scrutiny

“It’s completely inappropriate for the IRS or any other federal agency to single out certain organizations based upon their politics,” said Begich. “The public expects the government to encourage the free expression of all sorts of ideas—not to target certain groups based upon their political affiliation.  I already put the IRS on notice about snooping in private citizens’ emails and now this?  Simply unacceptable.” 

Begich directed his staff to follow-up on this issue and to recommend actions he can take to prevent this type of activity in the future. 

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