August 01,2018

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Finance Committee Clears Treasury Nominations

WASHINGTON – The Senate Finance Committee today advanced the nominations of Justin Muzinich to be Deputy Secretary of the Treasury and Michael Desmond to be Chief Counsel for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and an Assistant General Counsel in the Department of the Treasury.

“Now that pro-growth tax reform is on the books, it’s essential that the Treasury Department and IRS are fully staffed and ready to roll out the new tax code,” said Hatch. “Both Muzinich and Desmond have demonstrated that they are qualified, competent and ready to get to work to ensure that tax reform is implemented as Congress intended. I am pleased that the Finance Committee did its part to advance their nominations and hope that they receive a fair and quick confirmation by the full Senate.”

Muzinich advanced by a vote of 14-13 and Desmond advanced by a vote  of 25-2.

An executive summary, including a breakdown of the vote, will be posted here.