February 07,2018

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Hatch Announces Hearings on Treasury, IRS Budget Requests and Tax Reform Implementation

WASHINGTON – Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) will convene a hearing on Wednesday, Feb. 14 at 10:30 a.m. to examine the administration’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 budget request for the Treasury Department and to discuss the implementation of the largest tax overhaul in more than three decades. 

At 2:30 p.m., Hatch will convene a second hearing to review the president’s budget request for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), which will also focus on the agency’s tax reform rollout.

“Last year, Congress and the administration acted decisively to enact a far-reaching tax overhaul, bringing our tax code into the 21st century and providing relief for the middle-class and small businesses,” Hatch said. “While this was a tremendous step toward fixing our broken tax code, work to implement the new law is just beginning. Secretary Mnuchin and Acting Commissioner Kautter will come before the committee to discuss the administration’s upcoming fiscal year 2019 budget and their plans to quickly and effectively implement the new law.”

The witnesses at Wednesday’s hearings will be:

  • The Honorable Steven Mnuchin, Secretary, United States Department of the Treasury, Washington, DC

  • David Kautter, Acting Commissioner and Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy, Internal Revenue Service, United States Department of the Treasury, Washington, DC

Who: Senate Finance Committee

What: Hearing on administration’s Treasury, IRS budget requests and tax reform implementation

Where: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building; Washington, D.C. 20510

When: Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m.

For media inquiries and additional information, including webcast and testimony details, please visit: http://finance.senate.gov/hearings.