From left, Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration J. Russell George, former IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman, Lois Lerner, head of the IRS unit that decides whether to grant tax-exempt status to groups, and Deputy Treasury Secretary Neal Wolin, are sworn in on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 22, 2013, prior to testifying ... (more)
Louisiana House members Thursday proposed legislation that would delay key provisions of a 2012 federal flood insurance reform bill that, if unchanged, will lead to substantial premium hikes for tens of thousands of state policyholders.
The Internal Revenue Service scandal remains alive and well as an agency screwup story.
Three days of congressional hearings about the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative political groups have lawmakers looking for ways to widen an investigation that has so far been largely contained within the tax collection agency.
In March 22, 2012, then-IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman testified before a House Ways & Means subcommittee that there was no targeting of Tea Party groups for special scrutiny by the agency.
House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., left, walks with Rep. Charles Boustany, R-La., in this file photo.
B eating their chests over recent events reflecting badly on President Barack Obama, the Republican National Committee strategy, led by 41-year-old Tea Party devotee Reince Priebus, involves throwing as much mud as possible before the 2014 Midterm election.
Irate lawmakers Friday accused the acting IRS commissioner of misleading them about the agency's selective scrutiny of tea party-affiliated groups, demanding to know who was responsible and why no one told Congress about it.
The Internal Revenue Service has refused to provide documents over the past two years to a congressional panel exploring whether the agency gave tougher scrutiny to tea party and other conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status, a leading Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee said Friday.
WASHINGTON --The Senate approved a major water bill Wednesday that includes projects to improve flood protection in Louisiana and restore ecosystems and barrier-island shorelines in the state.
Representatives Steve Scalise, R-Jefferson, left, and Cedric Richmond, D-New Orleans, have different views on Thursday's vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
The House will vote Thursday to repeal President Obama's healthcare law. Spoiler alert: The bill will pass.
Employees of the IRS are coming face to face with the FBI today. At issue: whether IRS officials violated the civil rights of Tea Party and other conservative groups.
One of the lawmakers leading the search for answers in the IRS investigation into how Tea Party groups were treated is Rep.