IRS commissioner John Koskinen appeared before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on the loss of former Treasury official Lois Lerner’s emails and crash of her hard drive. Meanwhile, the federal gasoline tax could be phased and leave the Highway Trust Fundthe House Ways and Means Committee plans to vote on indexing the $1,000 child tax credit.
The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform voted to hold Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress for refusing to answer questions during House committee hearings.
Former IRS official Lois Lerner, who managed the agency's controversial handling of Tea Party-related groups, may face possible criminal charges, while a House committee reportedly said they will vote on a resolution tomorrow to hold her in contempt of Congress.
Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has apologized to Rep. Elijah Cummings for cutting him off at a hearing into alleged abuses by the IRS.
Tensions boiled over after former IRS official Lois Lerner again refused to testify before the House Oversight Committee. Chairman Darrell Issa then cut off the microphone of the ranking Democrat.