IMPRISONMENT FOR TAX TARGETING OF AMERICANS ACT OF 2013
(House of Representatives - June 27, 2013)

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        IMPRISONMENT FOR TAX TARGETING OF AMERICANS ACT OF 2013

  (Mr. SAM JOHNSON of Texas asked and was given permission to address 
the House for 1 minute.)
  Mr. SAM JOHNSON. Mr. Speaker, I rise today on behalf of my 
constituents in the Third Congressional District of Texas to introduce 
the Imprisonment for Tax Targeting of Americans Act of 2013.
  On May 10, the IRS admitted to targeting conservative groups. Worse, 
our broken Tax Code does not make jail

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time mandatory for criminal offenses such as political targeting.
  Mr. Speaker, Americans deserve better.
  The bottom line is that the use of the IRS as a political weapon is 
outrageous and unacceptable. What's worse, this is the same agency that 
will be enforcing ObamaCare.
  As this blatant abuse of power continues to be fully investigated, 
this commonsense bill sends a loud and clear message to the IRS: if you 
do the crime, you do the time. No exceptions, no excuses.
  The American people want, need and deserve to know the truth and 
assurance that this never happens again. This bill is a step in that 
direction.
  I urge my colleagues to join my efforts.

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