House Republicans on Wednesday presented an amendment to a Department of Justice spending bill that would prevent Justice from using taxpayer funds to lie to Congress.

The bill, which is likely to pass, was presented by Rep. Jason ChaffetzJason ChaffetzThe myth of the conservative bestseller Elijah Cummings, Democratic chairman and powerful Trump critic, dies at 68 House Oversight panel demands DeVos turn over personal email records MORE (R-Utah) and supported by several other Republicans who are outraged over a February 2011 letter from the department that denied any involvement in a gun-walking program. That program allowed guns to enter Mexico and fall into the hands of drug cartel members. 

Justice later retracted the letter and acknowledged that the so-called "Fast and Furious" program was flawed. Since then, Republicans have sought documents related to the operation, and accused Attorney General Eric HolderEric Himpton HolderEx-AG Holder urges GOP to speak against Trump efforts to 'subvert' election results Tyson Foods suspends Iowa plant officials amid coronavirus scandal Money can't buy the Senate MORE of stonewalling in response.

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"What is totally and wholly unacceptable … is that the Department of Justice would knowingly and willfully present a letter back to Congress on February 4 [2011], that was so inaccurate and so wrong," Chaffetz said. "They basically lied to Congress, and it took months and months and months and months to get to the point where they finally had to rescind that letter."

"They will not be … allowed to be able to use taxpayer funds, federal dollars, to knowingly, willfully skirt the law and lie to Congress," he said of his amendment.

One Democrat, Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-Pa.), said many believe Holder is "one of the best that's ever served in this position," and said he has punished those involved. But Republicans said there is no evidence that anyone has been punished or fired for Fast and Furious.

"No one has been punished," Rep. Trey GowdyHarold (Trey) Watson GowdyThe Hunter Biden problem won't go away Sunday shows preview: Joe Biden wins the 2020 election Sunday shows preview: Election integrity dominates as Nov. 3 nears MORE (R-S.C.) said. "There hasn't been a demotion, there hasn't been a firing, there hasn't been a sanction, there hasn't been a frowny-face on a performance evaluation."

"No other state has suffered consequences like we have in Arizona," Rep. Paul GosarPaul Anthony GosarOVERNIGHT ENERGY: Westerman tapped as top Republican on House Natural Resources Committee | McMorris Rodgers wins race for top GOP spot on Energy and Commerce | EPA joins conservative social network Parler Bruce Westerman tapped as top Republican on House Natural Resources Committee Democrat O'Halleran wins reelection in Arizona House race MORE (R-Ariz.) said, while Rep. Blake FarentholdRandolph (Blake) Blake FarentholdThe biggest political upsets of the decade Members spar over sexual harassment training deadline Female Dems see double standard in Klobuchar accusations MORE (R-Texas) said Congress should go further by defunding parts of Justice.

"We have got to cut off the money to the employees like Eric Holder who stonewall at best, and lie more likely," he said. 

On Tuesday night, the House voted to strip $1 million in funding from Justice in response to the Fast and Furious scandal.

The Chaffetz amendment would amend H.R. 5326, a bill making appropriations for Justice, the Commerce Department, NASA and other agencies. A vote on his amendment is expected early Wednesday evening.