Today, U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall (GA 07) voted in support of H.R. 5053, the "Preventing IRS Abuse and Protecting Free Speech Act," as it was approved by the House of Representatives. The bill would eliminate the Schedule B requirement that non-profit, tax-exempt organizations disclosure personal donor information, and reassert the right of individual Americans to support the organizations of their choice without fear of retaliation by the Internal Revenue Service. Rep. Woodall issued the following statement with regard to the legislation.
"For too long the IRS has been far too powerful, and sadly in recent years we have seen the misuse of that power for political gain," said Rep. Woodall. "Ultimately, we need to scrap our broken federal tax code altogether and replace it with a transparent, consumption-based system that grows our economy, transfers power back to the American people, and ends these abusive IRS practices for good. Since coming to Congress, I have introduced legislation -- H.R. 25, the FairTax -- a bill that will do just that. Slowly but surely, hundreds of thousands of FairTax supporters are gaining traction and influencing the tax reform debate in this direction. H.R. 5053 is another victory for those of us who want to scrap the current code, and another small step closer to eliminating the intrusive IRS. I would prefer to make the transition all at once, but I'm willing to get there one small piece at a time if necessary."
Congressman Woodall represents the Seventh Congressional District of Georgia, which includes the majority of Forsyth and Gwinnett counties, and currently serves as Chairman of the Rules Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget Process, as well as serving on the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, and Budget Committee.