April 10, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswomen Jackie Speier (D-San Francisco/San Mateo/Redwood City) issued the following statement after the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform voted to hold former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress.

“This is not a proud day for this committee. This spectacle was orchestrated to obscure facts that aren’t partisan, and wouldn’t put political points on the scoreboard. We had the opportunity to investigate and address real issues on how the IRS treated tax exempt groups across the political spectrum, and hear from Lois Lerner herself. Instead the Chairman decided to go the easier and more partisan route. After millions of dollars of taxpayer money spent, we have virtually nothing to show for it.”

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Congresswoman Jackie Speier is proud to represent California’s 14th Congressional District, which includes parts of San Francisco and San Mateo counties. She is a senior member of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and the House Armed Services Committee (HASC). In her role on the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, the Congresswoman is a ranking member on the Subcommittee on Energy Policy, Health Care, and Entitlements and serves on the Subcommittee on National Security. She serves on the Readiness Subcommittee and the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee on HASC and is a member of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force. Congresswoman Speier was appointed to serve as a Senior Whip for the Democratic caucus in the 113th Congress.