The top Democrat and Republican on the Senate Finance Committee pressed the IRS on Monday for more information about the extra scrutiny the agency gave to conservative groups.

A day ahead of the panel’s first hearing on the matter, Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and the committee’s ranking Republican, Sen. Orrin Hatch (Utah), in a letter to acting IRS commissioner Steven Miller asked the agency more than three dozen questions, often looking for more than three years worth of detail from the IRS.

Baucus and Hatch are seeking, among other things, all the extra questions that the agency asked groups seeking tax-exempt status from February 2010 until now, any keywords and phrases used by the agency that sparked additional scrutiny for applicants and any and all employees that were either part or knew about the targeting outlined in the inspector general’s report.

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