Tag Archives: Senate Finance Committee

Charles Rettig: IRS Needs $2.7B in Funds Over Six Years to Back IT Modernization Plan

Charles Rettig, commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, said the agency needs $2.3 to $2.7 billion in additional funds over the next six years to execute its information technology modernization plan, FCW reported Thursday. He told the Senate Finance Committee Wednesday the funds would help the IRS comply with the 2017 tax reform bill, Affordable Care Act and other laws that demand IT transformation.

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Charles Rettig Eyes IT, Workforce Modernization as IRS Nominee

Charles Rettig, President Trump’s nominee to lead the Internal Revenue Service, has told Senate Finance Committee members that he would prioritize the modernization of the agency’s information technology infrastructure if senators approve his nomination, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Rettig, a tax attorney from California, said during the committee hearing Thursday he believes …

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Senate Panel OKs Sylvia Matthews Burwell Nomination as HHS Chief

Sylvia Mathews Burwell’s nomination as health and human services secretary moved through the Senate Finance Committee Wednesday via a 21-3 vote to approve her for the post, Reuters reported Wednesday. David Morgan writes eight Republicans and 13 Democrats voted for Burwell and three Republicans voted against her nomination. Burwell faces …

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CBO’s Joseph Kile: Highway Trust Fund Near Empty

Congressional auditor Joseph Kile has called on lawmakers to address what he said were increasingly dwindling funds used to build, operate and maintain the nation’s highways, National Journal reported Tuesday. Billy House writes Kile, assistant director for microeconomics studies at the Congressional Budget Office, testified at a Senate Finance Committee …

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