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Schock: More Hearings Coming on IRS

May 17, 2013

An Illinois congressman say more hearings will come over the IRS’s target of conservative groups that applied for tax exempt status.

Congressman Aaron Schock said he’s not satisfied with the answers he received during a House Ways and Means Committee hearing on the IRS’s actions Friday.

He said he doesn’t think the appropriate people have been held accountable.

"What I think is so disheartening is that the only people who's heads have rolled, who have been held accountable, are clearly the people who are not practicing this behavior," Schock said.

He said that the IRS' acting director, who resigned, was not the one responsible for the abuses and he would like to find out who was.

Schock represents portions of central and western Illinois.

He said a handful of groups in his district have come forward to say they were targeted, but he has yet to confirm if they actually were.

He said more hearings are likely in the coming weeks depending on the pace of the Inspector General’s investigation.