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Central Illinois Congressman Darin LaHood was asked about several resolutions passed this week concerning the Internal Revenue Service.

Five such resolutions took place on Capitol Hill. LaHood has been an outspoken advocate of reforming the IRS, and just recently grilled its top man on cybersecurity issues.

One of the resolutions specifically focuses on prohibiting IRS employees who were fired for misconduct from being rehired by the IRS.

Another resolution would prohibit the use of funds by the IRS to target U.S. citizens for exercising any right guaranteed under the First Amendment. Another measure would stop the IRS from hiring any new employees until it can certify that no employees are delinquent on their own taxes.

The house also passed a resolution ending bonuses until the IRS improves its customer service record, and a fifth measure would delete the IRS slush fund and re-assert Congressional powers over fees collected by the IRS.

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