(House of Representatives - May 23, 2013)

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                            THE IRS SCANDAL

  (Mr. BARR asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 
minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
  Mr. BARR. Mr. Speaker, the IRS has broken faith with the American 
people. The agency responsible for administering our Tax Code has 
admitted targeting Americans for their political beliefs.
  American families across the country are disappointed and fearful. 
They are disappointed that the administration that promised hope and 
change has used its enforcement power as a political weapon. They are 
fearful of a government that has expanded under President Obama at an 
alarming rate. They are disappointed that our President has not taken 
responsibility for his administration's shameful behavior. They are 
fearful of corruption that is the logical result of a rapidly expanding 
bureaucracy and an administration that confuses playing politics with 
  Hardworking families deserve better. Federal agencies have a 
responsibility to be above politics, and we have a responsibility to 
hardworking American families to hold accountable those who politicize 
decision-making and those who are untruthful about those decisions.