Rep. Mike Garcia to Newsmax: Fund Our Military, Not 87,000 IRS Agents

Speaking to Newsmax about the introduction of his Prioritizing Troops Over Tax Collectors Act, California GOP Rep. Mike Garcia tells “Spicer & Co.,” that his bill is a matter of “national security.”

Commenting on the Inflation Reduction Act, which aims to hire roughly 87,000 IRS agents over the course of the decade, the California congressman says his bill should take priority instead because, for him, “it’s not about the nobility of the mission; it’s not about patriotism; it’s about national security.”

Garcia adds that his bill, which aims to increase soldier pay, comes in light of the Army’s recent announcement of falling short of its recruiting goal by “25%.”

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