State Rep. John Reilly, a member of the House Financial Services Committee, on Tuesday supported a resolution opposing Joe Biden’s proposal to monitor citizens’ bank accounts.
“The federal government spends trillions of current and future generations’ taxpayer dollars,” said Reilly, of Oakland Township. “Now, some in Washington don’t trust private citizens without the government looking over their shoulder. This proposal from the Biden administration would be intrusive and wrong.”
Reilly and the House of Representatives approved House Resolution 174, which urges Congress to oppose harmful changes to federal reporting requirements for banks and other financial institutions. Under Biden’s initial proposal, financial institutions would be required to report to the Internal Revenue Service information about all accounts with annual transactions totaling $600 or more and any account containing $600 or more at any point within a year. The reports would include flow totals with a breakdown for transfers to other accounts by the same owner, transactions with foreign accounts, and physical cash.
The U.S. Treasury today altered its reporting proposal, raising the minimum transaction or account total from $600 to $10,000, but Reilly said the change does not solve the problem.
HR 174 stated, “There are very real concerns over data privacy and security if this proposed Internal Revenue Service reporting requirement, or a similar requirement, is put in place.”
State Rep. John Reilly, a member of the House Oversight Committee, today said Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s administration should have broadened its efforts to record COVID-19 deaths from long-term care homes, after a state review identified deaths not previously counted by the department in its tally of long-term care deaths.
State Rep. John Reilly, a member of the House Oversight Committee, today called for accountability at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) after the state’s auditor general identified more COVID-19 deaths linked to nursing homes and other long-term care facilities than previously reported by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s administration.