Manchin To Vote Against Biden’s IRS Chief Pick

UNITED STATES - AUGUST 1: Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W. Va., speaks to the cameras about the reconciliation bill in the Hart Senate Office Building on Monday, August 1, 2022. (Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)
  • Sen. Joe Manchin. D-W.Va., said Wednesday he will vote against Daniel Werfel for Internal Revenue Service commissioner, a week after President Joe Biden’s nominee to head the agency was approved by a Senate committee.
  • Manchin, who has often blocked Biden’s legislative priorities, said he was opposing Werfel on the basis of the Biden administration’s implementation of the Inflation Reduction Act, a sprawling tax and climate bill that Manchin was key in passing.
  • “At every turn, this Administration has ignored Congressional intent when implementing the Inflation Reduction Act,” Manchin said in a statement.
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