Obama Appoints OMB Controller Werfel As Acting IRS Chief

Law360, Los Angeles (May 16, 2013, 6:00 PM ET) -- President Barack Obama on Thursday appointed Office of Management and Budget Controller Daniel Werfel as acting commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service following Steven Miller's resignation from the role amid controversy over the agency's alleged targeting of conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status.

The White House said that Werfel would oversee the implementation of new measures intended to restore public trust after the IRS allegedly scrutinized nonprofit applicants with the terms "Tea Party" or "Patriots" in their titles between 2010 and 2012. Emphasizing Werfel's bipartisan background,...
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