Wade and Jerry Brougher, owners of Forge USA of Houston, Texas, recently hosted Senator John Cornyn of Texas at their forging plant. The senator announced his proposed Small Business Taxpayer Bill of Rights Act of 2012, which would make compliance less of a financial burden for small businesses, better protect against IRS abuse, better compensate for IRS abuses and improve access to the judicial system. The bill includes provisions like allowing taxpayers to ask for mediation by someone who is not employed by the IRS, prohibiting secret conversations between IRS employees and the Office of Appeals and increasing compensation when the IRS intentionally violates its own regulations. The Texas senator made the announcement at Forge USA because the company suffered financial burdens during its experience with the IRS during a tough audit.