September 23, 2021
Lily Batchelder confirmed as Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy
The Senate September 22 confirmed by a 64-34 vote the nomination of Lily Batchelder to be Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Tax Policy.
As a White House announcement of her nomination in March said, “From 2014 to 2015, she served as Deputy Director of the White House National Economic Council and Deputy Assistant to the President under President Obama. There, she was responsible for tax and budget issues, including tax reform, retirement policy, and low-income benefits. From 2010 to 2014, she served as Majority Chief Tax Counsel for the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance, where she led Chairman Baucus’s work on tax issues...”
The Finance Committee held a nomination hearing in May during which several members expressed concern with the Administration’s plans regarding international tax issues.