Biden Reveals Nomination for IRS Commissioner
(ConservativeHub.com) – Among his many duties, the President of the United States nominates people to fill upcoming vacancies in leading governmental positions. Over the weekend, on November 12, the commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Charles Rettig, stepped down at the end of his term. President Joe Biden just announced he’ll nominate Daniel Werfel to take his place, according to The White House.
On Thursday, November 10, Biden revealed that Werfel, who led the agency under President Barack Obama for a time in 2013 and has also served as controller of the Office of Management and Budget, will seek Senate confirmation to lead the IRS. Over the past nine years, Werfel worked for the Boston Consulting Group. Prior to that, he worked for the Bush Administration as it put the 2008 Emergency Economic Stabilization Act into effect.
Biden taps federal fiscal vet Danny Werfel to head IRS https://t.co/Wk738ThwRt
— POLITICO Pro (@POLITICOPro) November 10, 2022
While this nominee has experience working for leaders on both sides of the aisle, the Senate must still confirm him. It’s unknown when his confirmation will be. House Representative Kevin Brady (R-TX) has already started thinking of questions Werfel will need to answer. Tax journalist Samantha Handler tweeted a statement from Brady about the types of questions that would be addressed.
INBOX: @RepKevinBrady releases a statement on Daniel Werfel’s nomination to lead the IRS pic.twitter.com/mCCyX6TaH4
— Samantha Handler (@sn_handler) November 11, 2022
However, news outlets have reported that Democrats are expected to keep control of the Senate, meaning Werfel may be successfully confirmed even with little to know support from the GOP.
What do you think of Biden’s choice for the role?
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