IRS

Confirmation of New IRS Head May Be Blocked

Sen. McConnell opposes nominee

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Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) on Thursday said he opposed President Obama's pick to take over the Internal Revenue Service, putting a dent in hopes of adjourning the Senate Thursday.

McConnell said he would prevent a quick confirmation of John Koskinen as IRS commissioner, a decision that could keep the Senate working this weekend if Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) carries through with his threats.

"They just expect the elected representatives of the people to roll over and rubber stamp a new presidential nominee to head the IRS," McConnell said. "They want Congress to forget what happened too, and just move on.

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