UPDATED 12:14 PM PT – Tuesday, June 1, 2021
Republicans in the upper chamber are holding the line against Democrat attempts to weaponize the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
According to reports, the majority of the GOP caucus led by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) are trying to pass the Don’t Weaponize the IRS Act. The bill aims to prevent the agency from doxing donors to non-profits of all ideologies.
This came in response to Obama-era practices of agents targeting people who donate to conservative leaning organizations. Additionally, it blocks provisions of the For the People Act that they said would make the IRS and Federal Election Commission (FEC) weapons of the Democratic National Committee (DNC).
While nearly all GOP senators have supported the bill, no Democrats have signaled their support for the legislation.