BOSTON (AP) - New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen is calling for "a complete and thorough audit" of the Internal Revenue Service.
The Democrat said Wednesday that only an audit would help the nation's tax enforcement agency regain the "faith and trust of the American people."
The Justice Department is investigating the IRS after the agency acknowledged singling out conservative groups for extra scrutiny. Shaheen, who is up for reelection next year, says the scandal raises questions about IRS leadership.
The senator joined other lawmakers last year calling for the IRS to crack down on politically active nonprofit organizations that may have been abusing the tax code. The lawmakers did not single out conservative groups.
Shaheen's office says the scandal could have been avoided had the agency heeded her recommendation.