Monday, June 17, 2013

Congressman Jim Jordan (OH-R) and his fight with the IRS

Congressman Jim Jordan (OH-R) will be the guest speaker for the June Members-Only Teleconference.  He represents the 4th Congressional District of Ohio and was first elected to Congress in 2007. He is an impressive figure in Congress fighting for conservative values including: smaller government, lower taxes and less burdensome regulations.

In high school, Jordan was a four-time state champion wrestler with a career record of 150-1. He then went on to the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he was a two-time NCAA wrestling champion. He later earned a master’s degree in education from the Ohio State University and a law degree from Capital University.

Congressman Jordan is known as a staunch fiscal conservative who believes that families and taxpayers, rather than government, know best how to make decisions with their money. Throughout his career, Congressman Jordan has led the fight against tax hikes. He believes that cutting taxes and letting families keep more of what they earn helps build strong communities and a vibrant economy.

In Congress, he has also emerged as a prominent defender of the taxpayer’s pocketbook through his work on spending issues. In 2009, he introduced the only balanced budget alternative to President Obama's budget. In the 112th Congress, he served as Chairman of the House Republican Study Committee, the largest caucus of conservatives, advancing conservative ideas and solutions on Capitol Hill.

Congressman Jordan has also fought for taxpayers, by looking for waste, fraud and abuse in the federal government. He serves on the House Judiciary Committee and the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, where he serves as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Job Creation and Regulatory Affairs.

With the IRS scandal in full swing Congressman Jordan on the House Oversight and Government Reform committee recently grilled former IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman.

“Jordan explained that based on documents from the IRS, 132 different members of Congress contacted Shulman over the two year period the IRS was targeting conservative groups about the tax exemption issue. Jordan pointed out to Shulman that there had been 42 news stories about potential IRS targeting in that two-year timeframe as well. ‘So here is what everyone wants to know: You’ve got 132 members of the United States Congress contacting you about this issue, 42 news stories about this issue in the time period in question, and you never checked it out. You never researched it. I mean, are you sure you’re being square with us today, Mr. Shulman?’ ‘I am absolutely telling you the truth today,’ Shulman said.”

The IRS Commissioner was not his only target. Congressman Jordan went after FBI director Robert Mueller. He blasted Mueller for not being able to give names of investigators heading the investigation.“This is the most important case in the country for the past six weeks and you don’t know who the most important person is, leading the case?”

Congressman Jordan has been on top of the IRS scandal and has been one of the most outspoken members of Congress regarding the scandal. He will discuss the IRS scandal on the RNLA Teleconference June 28th at 10 AM.

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