THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES MEMBERS TO THE NATIONAL COMMISSION ON THE
RESTRUCTURING OF THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE (IRS)
President Clinton today announced his intent to appoint five members to the National Commission on the Restructuring of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
Mr. Josh S. Weston of New Jersey is currently the chairman and chief executive officer of Automatic Data Processing, Inc. He is a member of the board of directors of the Public Service Enterprise Group Company, the Shared Medical Systems, Inc., Olsten Corporation and Van Star Corporation.
Mr. James W. Wetzler of New York is currently a director in the New York City Office of Deloitte & Touche. He is the leader of the multistate tax practice in the Tri-State region of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. In 1994, Mr. Wetzler was elected president of the Federation of Tax Administrators.
Mr. Robert M. Tobias of Maryland is currently the president of the National Treasury Employees Union. He has been re-elected several times as president since 1983. He has also worked in IRS labor relations and was appointed in 1993 to the National Partnership Council. Mr. Tobias serves on the IRS Executive Committee.
Mr. Larry Irving, Jr. of Washington, D.C. currently serves as Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and the Administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). He served as the lead coordinator for the U.S. Government for the Information Society and Development Conference held in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Mr. Edward S. Knight of Texas currently serves as General Counsel to the Department of Treasury where he is the chief legal officer of the Department providing legal and policy advice to the Secretary of Treasury and other officials. Prior to joining the Department, he was a partner in the law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer and Feld.
The National Commission on the Restructuring of the Internal Revenue Service was established to conduct a one-year review of the present practices of the IRS with respect to its organizational structure, its paper processing and return processing activities, its infrastructure and the collection process. The Commission will submit a final report of the results of the review to Congress along with recommendations for restructuring the IRS.