Wednesday, July 26, 2006
90 Tax Profs Call on Sen. Baucus to End Block of Solomon's Appointment as Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy
Over 90 Tax Profs have joined the ABA and NYSBA Tax Sections in sending a letter to Senate Finance Committee Ranking Minority Member Max Baucus asking that he drop his attempt to block the confirmation of Eric Solomon as Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy unless the Treasury adopts a specific timetable for closing the tax gap [blogged here]:
As tax professors in our nation’s law schools, we, the undersigned, would like to express our support for the confirmation of Eric Solomon as the Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Tax Policy. We have long known and admired Eric’s ability, knowledge, and dedication. While we share with you a deep concern about the tax gap, we believe that the prompt confirmation of so talented a public servant will best enable the Treasury to address this and many other important issues.