February 08,2018

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Hatch Statement on Intent of President Trump to Nominate Chuck Rettig to Lead the IRS

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, which oversees the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), issued the following statement after President Trump announced his intent to nominate Chuck Rettig to serve as IRS Commissioner.

“The IRS has been bogged down by scandal and disruption in recent years, losing the trust of the American people. It’s past time we restore Americans’ faith in this agency. I look forward to learning more about Mr. Rettig and his qualifications to both achieve this goal and ensure an efficient implementation of the biggest tax rewrite in over 30 years. As we move forward with his nomination, I am hopeful my colleagues on the Finance Committee can come together and ensure a thorough and fair vetting process.

Each nominee that moves through the Senate Finance Committee undergoes the same bipartisan vetting process as the nominees from previous administrations. Traditionally, each nominee is required to submit a questionnaire as well as full copies of their tax returns to the committee for review. Once the internal vetting process is completed, the Finance Committee will schedule a date for a confirmation hearing.