WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, May 22, U.S. Treasury Secretary and former White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew will be appearing before Congressman Andy Barr and the House Committee on Financial Services.  Today, Congressman Barr noted he is looking forward to hearing Secretary Lew’s responses to ongoing questions about the partisan conduct of the Internal Revenue Service and its enforcement of our Nation’s tax code.

“In my ongoing effort to hold the Obama Administration accountable to the hard working Kentucky families I represent, I look forward to discussing the annual report of the Financial Stability Oversight Council at tomorrow’s hearing,” Barr said.  “I also expect answers to a number of other questions being raised about the conduct of agencies under Secretary Lew's jurisdiction, including implementation of the onerous and burdensome Dodd-Frank Law, which is hurting Kentucky families and businesses by reducing access to job-creating capital, and the troubling IRS scandal.  Kentucky families deserve a Treasury Department that is laser-focused on removing the impediments to job creation, and they deserve an impartial IRS that carries out its tax collection mission with integrity and impartiality."