Joint Hearing of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the U.S. Senate and the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs of the U.S. House of Representatives at 1:00 p.m. CDT.
Chairman Miller Statement, Letter on IRS Targeting of VSOs
WASHINGTON, DC – House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Jeff Miller released the following statement and letter today regarding allegations that the IRS is unfairly targeting veterans service organizations:
"As if we needed more proof the IRS is completely out of control. After illegally targeting innocent groups solely on the basis of their political beliefs, the IRS now appears to have America's veterans service organizations in the crosshairs. Congress has already provided for the tax exempt status of many veterans’ organizations in recognition of both the selfless service of their members and the important role VSOs play in honoring, remembering and assisting some of the most vulnerable and worthy among us – wounded warriors, disabled veterans, military families, and the widows, orphans, survivors, and dependents of the fallen. Allegations that VSOs are now being unfairly targeted by the very government they sought to protect and defend are nothing short of unacceptable to me." – Rep. Jeff Miller, Chairman, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs