WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) today released the following statement after President Donald Trump announced his intent to nominate Charles Rettig to be Commissioner of Internal Revenue Service (IRS):
“I am pleased to see President Trump moving forward with a new leader at the IRS who is focused on serving taxpayers and administering our new tax code fairly, effectively, and with integrity. With a long history of helping families and job creators navigate the tax code and stand up to the IRS when the agency is wrong, Chuck Rettig as the new IRS commissioner is just the partner we need as we work to overhaul our nation’s tax administrator.
“Taxpayers have rightfully lost faith in the IRS after years of bad leadership, abuses of power, and failed policies. With a new tax code and a willing partner at the IRS who shares our commitment to taxpayer service, now is the time to redesign the agency so it works for all Americans. I look forward to working with Mr. Rettig to do just that. ”