WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) today released the following statement after the Senate by a 64 – 33 vote confirmed Charles Rettig to be Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS):
“I want to congratulate Chuck Rettig on his successful confirmation. Getting a permanent commissioner in that seat is imperative to ensure our new tax code is administered fairly and effectively.
“Americans’ faith in the IRS over the years has vanished, and for good reason. Riddled with scandals, the agency abused its power and lost sight of its mission of providing taxpayers with quality service. As we continue to work with the Senate on our package of bold reforms to redesign the IRS, Mr. Rettig is just the partner we need to transform the agency to one that truly puts taxpayers first.”