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Obama appoints Werfel as IRS commissioner

Posted By -NO AUTHOR- On 05/16/2013 @ 8:19 pm In Money,Politics,U.S. | No Comments

(The Hill) President Obama on Thursday appointed Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Controller Danny Werfel as acting commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service.

Steven Miller, the acting IRS commissioner, stepped down on Wednesday amid a growing scandal after it was discovered that the IRS targeted conservative groups based on their politics.

Over the last year at OMB, Werfel, who also worked at OMB under President George W. Bush’s administration, has been charged with planning out how the sequester would be implemented.

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