Indiana Congressman Jackie Walorski calls for IRS overhaul

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Indiana 2nd district Congressman, Republican Jackie Walorski, called for a reformation of the internal Revenue Service at Tuesdays hearing of the House Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee.

Walorski addressed probelms like repeated acquisition failures and cost overruns.

The Congressman stated, “I believe if we can instill more accountability, better contracting practices, and better strategic planning, the IRS can get on the right path.”

According to Walorski the overhaul is necessary to conincide with the new GOP Tax Plan, as well as to allocate finances and increase susatainability.

Walorski believes that time and money management are extreme problems facing the IRS, citing multiple key issues.

•    To “[determine] the priority and direction from IRS senior leadership”;

•    “To articulate and align on RRP’s role in the broader business vision”;

•      To “[develop a] Roadmap for future state capabilities and architecture for RRP”;

•    “To ensure clear and concise understanding of scope, cost, and schedule” with contractors;

•     And, finally, budgetary constraints.

The Indiana Congressman, who is up for reelection in 2018, is citing these issues due to the 2009 Return Review Program, or RPP, which is a fraud detection system that has been far less affective than anticipated.

Walorski ended her speach stating "Still, I look forward to this Committee’s continued work in the overhaul on reforming the IRS, I look forward to hearing our colleagues’ ideas today, and I yield back."

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