Scott Pushes to Redirect Dems’ IRS Funding to Parents for Education Purposes

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) today offered a motion to amend the Democrats’ latest spending spree. The Democrats’ plan puts $45 billion toward enlarging the IRS and hiring thousands of new agents to shake down hardworking Americans. Sen. Scott’s motion would have redirected that money to parents, empowering them to get their children back on track after months — and in some cases, years — of learning loss caused by school closures. All 50 Senate Democrats voted against the motion.


Click to watch Sen. Scott’s speech on the Senate floor.

Remarks as delivered:

“Mr. President, in this underlying bill, there is $87 billion for the IRS. Democrats want to make the IRS — the three letters you never want to see in your mailbox — bigger than the Pentagon, the State Department, the FBI, and the Border Patrol combined.

“Instead, Mr. President, what my motion does is it would take $45 billion from enforcement and give it to parents so that they can help their kids make up for the learning loss that occurred during the pandemic.

“And oh, by the way, when you think about the size of the IRS — when you think about the enforcement — realize that according to the CBO, 90% of the targeting would be on household incomes under $200,000.

“I urge my colleagues to support my motion.”