DOL. The Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (“HELP”) Committee voted on March 30 to advance Labor Secretary nominee Alexander Acosta to the full Senate. The vote fell along party lines. He is expected to be confirmed by the full Senate in late April.
Treasury. David Kautter, currently of RSM, an accounting and consulting firm, and former Director of National Tax at Ernst and Young, is rumored be the front runner to be nominated for Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy.
Congress. Drew Crouch has been hired as Senior Tax and ERISA Counsel to the Senate Finance Committee Democratic staff. The Joint Committee on Taxation has hired Veena Murphy as Legislation Counsel, where she will have responsibility for retirement and health issues.
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