Top Treasury Tax Nominee Batchelder Confirmed by Senate

Sept. 22, 2021, 7:39 PM

The Senate confirmed Lily Batchelder to serve as assistant secretary for tax policy at the Treasury Department, where she would play a key role in implementing the tax code overhaul congressional Democrats are working to pass this fall.

The nomination was approved Wednesday on a vote of 64-34.

Batchelder is a New York University law professor known for her work on individual income taxes, business taxes, the estate tax and retirement savings.

The tax and spending package encompassing much of President Joe Biden’s domestic agenda that is being negotiated among Democrats in Congress is expected to make substantial changes ...

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