Rep Gosar Introduces Bill To Prohibit IRS Employees from Engaging in Partisan Unionizing & Collective Bargaining at Taxpayer Expense

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Representative Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S (AZ-04) introduced H.R. 6268, Preventing Unionization of Revenue Service Employees (PURSE) Act. If enacted, the legislation would help ensure that IRS employees carry out the mission of the agency, not the mission of labor unions.

“The Supreme Court ruling against mandatory union dues was a major step in the right direction towards ensuring taxpayer dollars aren’t forced to subsidize political activities.  In line with this major win for the American taxpayer, my legislation would be a check against partisanship and union abuse, specifically at the IRS, and would help ensure that the employees within the agency enforce the law with integrity and fairness.

Under current law, several federal government agencies are already prohibited from unionizing and entering into collective bargain agreements. Given the everyday functions of the IRS, there is no good reason why the agency shouldn’t also be on this list. This legislation is another step in the right direction toward stopping federal government tax collectors and other bureaucrats from unionizing and entering into collective bargaining agreements at the taxpayer’s expense.”

Original Cosponsors (10): Brian Babin (TX-36), Jim Banks (IN-03), Dave Brat (VA-07), Ken Buck (CO-04), Rick Crawford (AR-1), John Culberson (TX-7), Louie Gohmert (TX-01), Ralph Norman (SC-05), Todd Rokita (IN-4) and Mike Rogers (AL-3)

Endorsed by: Americans for Tax Reform, Americans for Limited Government and Citizens Against Government Waste

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