A congressional committee backed legislation Wednesday that would give Congress control over the spending of hundreds of millions of dollars in Internal Revenue Service user fees. U.S. Rep. Jason Smith, R-Salem, says after the vote he sponsored the legislation to rein in the actions of the IRS. Smith says the federal agency last year spent more than $200 million of user-fee revenue to buy a computer system “to enforce the individual and employer Obamacare mandates”. Smith says that action has occurred even though Congress had voted to eliminate funding to implement the Affordable Care Act. Smith’s bill was one of four measures approved by the House Ways and Means Committee days before Tax Day to hold the federal agency accountable. Smith says his legislation would require IRS user-fee revenue to be placed in the general fund. Congress then could appropriate the money for whatever programs and projects it wishes.