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(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement condemning the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) undue scrutiny on organizations based on their political affiliations:

"The news that the IRS targeted organizations for additional review based on their political affiliations is deeply troubling and deserves full investigation.  This was an outrageous abuse of power that goes against some of our nation’s founding principles. The IRS cannot be in the business of singling out organizations based on their political beliefs, and the President should act quickly and decisively in holding those responsible for this abuse accountable."