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House of Representatives side of the United states Capitol Building(CNN) — The House Oversight Committee plans to vote next week on whether to hold a former Internal Revenue Service official in contempt of Congress for refusing to testify about the agency’s alleged targeting of conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status, according to Lauren Greene, communications director for committee member Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Texas.

The official is Lois Lerner, the former IRS director of tax-exempt organizations, Lerner retired last year after being placed on administrative leave by the IRS after she said the IRS applied extra scrutiny to both conservative and liberal political groups seeking tax-exempt status between 2010 and 2012.

Two other Republican sources tell CNN that committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-California, will make the announcement Thursday.

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