A pair of senators have introduced legislation to prohibit federal workers from receiving bonuses if they aren't in good standing with their agency or the law, in response to a report from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration that IRS employees who owed back taxes received lucrative bonuses.

Senators Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., and Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., said Tuesday that they have introduced the Stop Wasteful Federal Bonuses Act, bipartisan legislation that would ban such bonuses for federal employees.

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