For Immediate Release Statement by Common Cause President Miles Rapoport on Today’s Filing of a Resolution Calling for the Impeachment of IRS Commissioner John Koskinen

Posted on October 27, 2015

“Chairman Chaffetz and others in and outside of Congress who are preventing the IRS from doing its job are pulling another stunt to divert public and press attention from the real IRS scandal: the agency’s failure to set out clear guidance on the limits -- for tax purposes -- of political activity by social welfare organizations.

“We need clear guidance and bright lines from the IRS to put an end to political operators using phony social welfare groups to funnel hundreds of millions of dollars from hidden donors into political campaigns. Every American has a right to know and deserves access to this vital information about the people and groups whose secret spending gives special access and influence everyday voters don’t have.”

Common Cause is a nonpartisan grassroots organization dedicated to upholding the core values of American democracy. We work to create open, honest, and accountable government that serves the public interest; promote equal rights, opportunity, and representation for all; and empower all people to make their voices heard in the political process.

Office: Common Cause National

Issues: Money in Politics

Tags: Disclosure

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