Congressman Mike Turner, a senior member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, joined FOX Business Network today following a hearing on the IRS targeting taxpayers for their political beliefs.
Turner has introduced the Taxpayer Nondiscrimination & Protection Act of 2013. The bill would amend Title 18 of the U.S. Code to make it a crime for an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) employee to discriminate against an individual or group on the basis of their protected rights. In addition, it expressly clarifies that political speech and political expression are protected rights. Sen. Marco Rubio has introduced companion legislation in the Senate.