WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House has voted to hold a former Internal Revenue Service official in contempt of Congress for refusing to testify at a pair of committee hearings about her role in the agency's tea party controversy.
Lois Lerner directed the IRS division that processes applications for tax-exempt status. An inspector general's report blamed poor management but found no evidence of a political conspiracy.
Many Republicans in Congress believe otherwise. Democrats say the contempt citing is an election-year ploy.