March 30,1999

Roth Urges President to Take Immediate Action and Submit Nominations on IRS Oversight Board

Nominations Were Due on January 22

WASHINGTON -- Senate Finance Committee Chairman William V. Roth, Jr. (R-DE) is raising concerns about the Administration's delays in sending IRS Oversight Board nominations to the Hill. The nominations were due on January 22.

In a letter to President Clinton, Roth stated, "I am concerned that you have not timely provided nominees to the Senate as required by law. While your Administration initially opposed the concept of an oversight board, creation of the Board garnered bipartisan support in Congress and was the cornerstone of IRS reform legislation...

"I believe IRS reform is a national priority that should be taken seriously. In view of the fact that the nominations to the Oversight Board are long overdue, no further time should be lost in meeting this obligation. I would greatly appreciate your taking immediate action on this matter," the letter concluded.