November 10,2022

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Wyden Statement on Werfel IRS Commissioner Nomination

Washington, D.C. — Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today issued the following statement on President Biden’s intention to nominate Daniel Werfel to serve as IRS Commissioner:

“Daniel Werfel is an excellent nominee to be the next IRS Commissioner. He’s a long-time public servant who skillfully navigated numerous challenges during his decades of federal experience. He was named Acting Commissioner in 2013 to bring stability to IRS, earning the support of members on both sides of the aisle. 

“Danny is committed to government that works and rebuilding the IRS, with a focus on modernizing decades-old technology and improving administration. He understands that American taxpayers deserve top-rate service, and will work tirelessly to achieve that goal. He’s also committed to being a good steward of taxpayer dollars, as demonstrated by his work in 2012 to recover $4.2 billion in improper health care payments and prevent identity theft by better integrating Medicare and Social Security data. 

“Americans interact with the IRS more than any other federal agency and I’m confident he will effectively deploy the new resources approved by Congress to better serve American taxpayers and ensure the wealthiest Americans and most profitable corporations pay the taxes they owe. I look forward to working with my colleagues to move his nomination as quickly as possible.”