Chaffetz bill would require members of Congress to disclose delinquent taxes

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) this week introduced a bill that would force members of Congress to disclose any delinquent taxes liabilities they have, and even allow for the garnishment of their wages to pay off that liability.

His bill, the Members of Congress Tax Accountability Act, would also require an ethics inquiry into any tax liability that is reported.

"Lawmakers have an obvious obligation to the American people to lead by example, and should not enjoy a double standard when it comes to paying their taxes," Chaffetz said. "In fact, they should be held to an even higher standard because of the public trust placed in them. Not even Members of Congress are above the laws they write."