WASHINGTON, D.C. (WDTN) - Ohio Congressman Mike Turner has introduced The Stop Internal Resource Slush Fund Act to protect taxpayers.
Turner has two goals in mind, to end government slush funds and put unused dollars back into the Treasury Department to reduce the federal deficit.
Turner who represent Ohio's Tenth District is a member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Last week during a hearing his questioning led to the revelation that the IRS had used money intended for personnel matters to pay for a conference that was all about parties.
2 NEWS spoke with Congressman Turner about his intentions earlier this week when he was in town for the Delphi Pension hearing.
Turner said, "They basically created a slush fund in the IRS by cannibalizing their personnel budget, shifting it over to lower scrutiny column of training and education and then used it to throw party for themselves, so instead of hiring someone they used it for a party and that's absolutely wrong."
Already Congressman Turner has introduced the Taxpayer Nondiscrimination and Protection Act of 2013 which would make it a crime for the IRS to target organizations for their personal beliefs.
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