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Wyden Statement on Treasury Department Refusal to Comply with Oversight on 6103 Compliance
Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today released the following statement on the Treasury Department’s failure to comply with oversight of compliance with requests for taxpayer information under section 6103 of the tax code:
“In a letter to Secretary Mnuchin, I requested answers to a range of questions about the Treasury Department’s compliance with congressional requests for taxpayer information under section 6103 of the tax code. The reply I received was unresponsive and wholly unacceptable.
“Congress has a constitutional obligation to conduct oversight of the executive branch. If the Treasury Department refuses to answer our questions, I am prepared to again place a hold on department nominees as I did previously when routine requests for information went unanswered. Congress needs to take action to force the administration to comply with oversight.”
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