Family and Small Business Taxpayer Protection Act

Floor Speech

Date: Jan. 9, 2023
Location: Washington, DC


Mr. ESTES. Mr. Speaker, I am pleased today to rise in support of commonsense legislation that puts the American people ahead of padding the coffers of the IRS.

It wasn't long ago that Washington was under one-party rule. This Chamber was recently under the leadership of the Democratic Party that worked to give D.C. bureaucrats more power and wanted to hire an army of IRS agents to harass and audit my constituents while ignoring the need for more border agents to address the crisis at our southern border.

Congressman Smith's legislation eliminates the devastating IRS provision that Democrats snuck into their so-called Inflation Reduction Act by rescinding the funding to this D.C. agency.

The facts are that middle- and lower-income people are audited more by IRS agents by design of the IRS.

The Kansans I represent need relief from high gas prices and rampant inflation caused by the current administration and one-party rule. My constituents don't need a supercharged IRS that will investigate their transactions between friends and sic 87,000 new agents on them.

This bill, as the first bill that the new Congress addresses, puts our priorities on full display. Republicans are ready to restore our Nation and hold government accountable.

Mr. Speaker, I urge my colleagues to support this crucial legislation.