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Senate Confirms Two Tax Court Nominees, Treasury Pick

Aug. 1, 2019, 6:58 PM

The Senate confirmed two U.S. Tax Court nominees in a voice vote before leaving for August recess.

Courtney Dunbar Jones and Emin Toro will now each serve a 15-year term.

The Senate also confirmed Michael Faulkender as assistant secretary for economic policy at the Treasury Department.

  • Toro, a partner in the Washington office of Covington & Burling LLP, cleared the Senate Finance Committee in May. President Donald Trump renominated Toro in February after the Senate failed to confirm him before adjourning last year. Toro previously told the committee he would work to clear the backlog of court...
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