"For too long the IRS has lacked the tools it needs to go after rich tax cheats and those billion-dollar corporations that have used various schemes to hide their wealth and fail to pay what they already owe. It's time that these corporations and individuals paid the taxes that are due rather than have the rest of the country pick up the tab," said Sen. Chris Van Hollen, Maryland Democrat and chairman of the Senate subcommittee that oversees IRS funding.
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“In my view, this resolution is an attack on the democratic rights of the people of District of Columbia, which has its own duly elected democratic representatives there, and the D.C. Council,” Mr. Van Hollen said.
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