The head of the union representing Internal Revenue Service employees is warning about persistent underfunding of the Internal Revenue Service in the omnibus spending bill unveiled yesterday by congressional negotiators.

The National Treasury Employees Union cautioned Tuesday that the omnibus appropriations measure released by House and Senate negotiators for the balance of fiscal 2014 will set the stage for another difficult year for the IRS after budget cuts last year imposed by the budget sequester. Democratic and Republican budget negotiators have agreed on a $1.1 trillion budget for the rest of the fiscal year to avert the automatic spending cuts imposed last year by the budget sequester to avoid another government shutdown and uncertainty this year.

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