The House voted Friday to prohibit the Internal Revenue Service from implementing Obamacare, citing concerns that the agency could not be trusted with the task after employees applied inappropriate scrutiny levels of to conservative groups.

“The IRS is already out of control, abusing its power to tax and audit the activities of honest, hardworking Americans… Yet, ObamaCare granted the IRS 47 new powers — including giving confidential taxpayer information to other departments and applying new taxes and penalties,” said Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp in a floor speech before the vote.

House Republicans have also expressed concern that implementation would give the IRS access to confidential health information, data they say the agency cannot be trusted with, The Hill reported.

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