For Immediate Release
August 01, 2013
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Sean Neary/Meaghan Smith
(202) 224-4515

Baucus Statement on Nomination of John Koskinen to be IRS Commissioner

MEMORANDUM

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Reporters and Editors
Sean Neary and Meaghan Smith for Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.)
Nomination of John Koskinen to be IRS Commissioner

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) made the following statement today after President Obama nominated John Koskinen to be the Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service:

“I am pleased with the President’s choice of John Koskinen to be the next IRS Commissioner.  He has the right background and experience in helping turnaround organizations facing tough challenges.

“This has been a troubling time at the IRS.  The agency is in a rebuilding phase after having lost the trust of the American people.  Acting Commissioner Danny Werfel has done a great job in restoring confidence in the agency, and I thank him for his service.

“I look forward to working with Mr. Koskinen and hope, after a thorough review, the Finance Committee can quickly move his nomination to the full Senate.  If confirmed, I’m confident he will continue to rebuild the agency and help it regain the trust of the American people.”

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