WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressman Ted Poe (TX-02) released the following statement on H.R. 3865, Stop Targeting of Political Beliefs by the IRS Act of 2014, after it passed in the House.

The disturbing, unlawful behavior of the IRS has threatened Americans’ individual freedom and violated the Constitution,” said Rep. Poe. “Nobody should be punished for questioning their government. This legislation, passed with bipartisan support, is a necessary step toward putting an end to the rampant abuse and harassment Americans have experienced from the IRS. This is America, not the Soviet Union.”