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March 9, 2023, 5:47 PMUpdated: March 9, 2023, 8:39 PM

IRS Nominee Danny Werfel Confirmed in Bipartisan Senate Vote (1)

Chris Cioffi
Chris Cioffi
Senior Reporter

Six Senate Republicans joined the Democrats to confirm Danny Werfel to be the next IRS commissioner on a 54-42 vote.

Werfel succeeds acting commissioner Douglas O’Donnell, who has served in that role since former commissioner Chuck Rettig’s term expired last November.

Despite not being confirmed by a wide margin, most Republicans who voted against him didn’t have as much of a problem with the nominee as the agency he was picked to lead.

“Nobody’s raised questions about his competence,” said Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), one of the Republicans who voted for confirmation. Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), who also voted to ...

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