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IRS nominee on track for approval

9:03 PM, Dec. 10, 2013
John Koskinen is President Barack Obama's choice to head the Internal Revenue Service. He testified Tuesday on Capitol Hill before the Senate Finance Committee hearing on his nomination. Koskinen, 74, is a retired corporate and government official.
John Koskinen is President Barack Obama's choice to head the Internal Revenue Service. He testified Tuesday on Capitol Hill before the Senate Finance Committee hearing on his nomination. Koskinen, 74, is a retired corporate and government official.
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President Barack Obama's choice to lead the Internal Revenue Service told a Senate panel Tuesday that his mission is to make the IRS "the most effective, admired and well-run agency in government."

John Koskinen, facing a confirmation hearing before the Senate Finance Committee, also acknowledged the challenges: accusations of political targeting of tax-exempt organizations, the implementation of new subsidies and penalties under the Affordable Care Act, and $1 billion in budget cuts.

His nomination appears to be noncontroversial. Koskinen has key support from Chairman Max ...

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