GOP: We’ll Cut Off IRS’s Money

    WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 24:  Rep. Hal Rogers (R-KY) asks questions as FAA Administrator Michael Huerta testifies before a subcommittee of the House Appropriations committee on Capitol Hill April 24, 2013 in Washington, DC. The subcommittee heard testimony on recent delays in the U.S. aviation industry due to sequestration and also on the topic of FAA oversight.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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    Republicans threatened to hit the IRS where it really hurts: its wallet. House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers said on Monday that he may impose limitations on the Internal Revenue Service’s funding in an attempt to find out why the IRS targeted conservative groups for review of their tax-exempt status. “And I don’t need to remind you or anybody else that the power of the purse rests with Congress, and we’re prepared to use that purse to get to the truth,” Rogers said. The acting IRS chief, Danny Werfel, said that he would defend President Obama’s budget , which calls for a $1 billion increase in funding for the IRS.

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