Six groups have been scheduled to give first-person accounts of the IRS’s targeting of conservative organizations on Tuesday, the House Ways and Means Committee announced Monday.
The Ways and Means hearing on Tuesday is set to be the first to hear directly from groups seeking tax-exempt status that say they were singled out for their politics.
John Eastman, the president of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) – a prominent group opposing same-sex marriage – is among those scheduled to appear, after NOM announced plans last month to sue the IRS.
The marriage group says the IRS leaked confidential tax information to the Human Rights Campaign, a key supporter of same-sex marriage. NOM broadcast its plans to sue shortly after the IRS apologized for the extra scrutiny it gave to groups with “Tea Party” and “patriots” in their name.