Friday’s vote on what was called the “Keep the
The bill's sponsors cited the recent scandal over inappropriate political targeting by the tax agency to justify the action, warning it was an indication of possible future abuses.
The IRS “cannot be trusted now,” said Rep.
“Aren’t you embarrassed to go a 40th time in a fruitless, hopeless act?” countered Rep.
The House also voted in July to delay the requirement that individuals have a form of basic healthcare coverage by one year. In May it voted on a measure to repeal the
But a block of conservative Republicans are seeking to gain support for what they see as a more effective way to prevent implementation of the law after Congress returns from recess a week after
Then, lawmakers will have just three weeks to find agreement with the
Neither House Speaker