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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Filing Cloture On The Nomination Of Daniel Werfel To Serve As Commissioner For The IRS

Washington, D.C.  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor announcing he would file cloture on the nomination of Daniel Werfel to serve as IRS Commissioner. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

Today, I am going to file cloture on the nomination of Daniel Werfel to serve as Commissioner for the IRS. For the information of all Senators, this will set up the first procedural vote on this nominee as early as Wednesday.

Mr. Werfel was reported out of the committee with bipartisan support, and it should be no different on the Senate floor. Confirming someone as qualified as Mr. Werfel as IRS Commissioner is crucial to making sure Americans take full advantage of all the tax credits we approved last year through legislation like the CHIPS and Science bill.

It is also crucial for deploying resources we approved to go after rich cheats and ensure middle class families are not needlessly audited while those at the top get by scot-free.

The Senate has a responsibility to make sure the IRS is fully staffed to handle its enormous workload, all the more important this year because of the new tax credits we approved through bills like CHIPS and Science last Congress.