During the 112th Congress, the Taxpayer Bill of Rights (H.R. 6050 and S. 3355) included a provision to protect the enrolled agent credential, along with other provisions relating to taxpayer rights and responsibilities.  The House bill was sponsored by Congressman Xavier Becerra (D-CA), a member of the Ways and Means Committee.  The Senate version of the bill was sponsored by former Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-NM).  Senator Bingaman served on the Senate Finance Committee before retiring from his seat in Congress.


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