Durbin, Duckworth Join Illinois Colleagues To Urge IRS To Bring New Facility To Illinois

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) joined U.S. Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-IL-09) and U.S. Representative Eric Sorensen (D-IL-17) in leading eight of their Illinois Congressional delegation colleagues in sending a letter to Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner Danny Werfel in support of building a new Taxpayer Correspondence print and mail management facility in Bloomington, Illinois.

“This new facility is an excellent opportunity for the agency to improve service to taxpayers by effectively leveraging new technology and systems, while also benefiting the Illinois economy by creating jobs and spurring economic activity,” wrote the lawmakers.

This facility in Bloomington would be the third facility built by the IRS to help manage the agency’s correspondence with taxpayers, better enhancing their ability to communicate with taxpayers efficiently and effectively.

“The facility’s location in Bloomington will also have a positive economic impact on central Illinois, bringing good paying jobs to a diverse and growing community,” continued the lawmakers.

The lawmakers “strongly encourage” Commissioner Werfel and the IRS to “take full advantage of the opportunity presented by Bloomington site.”

The letter was also signed by U.S. Representatives Danny K. Davis (D-IL-07), Bill Foster (D-IL-11), Jesús G. "Chuy" García (D-IL-04), Jonathan Jackson (D-IL-01), Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL-08), Mike Quigley (D-IL-05), Delia Ramirez (D-IL-03), and Brad Schneider (D-IL-10).

A copy of the full letter is available here.