Washington -- The Senate last week confirmed both J. Russell George as Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration and Paul B. Jones as a member of the IRS Oversight Board -- each of whom were nominated by President Bush in July.

George, who currently serves as Inspector General of the Corporation for National and Community Service, was staff director and chief counsel for the House Subcommittee on government, management, information and technology. In addition, he served as an associate director for policy in the Office of National Service at the White House.

Jones, who graduated with President Bush at Yale in 1968, has served as vice president for strategy and business development for CBS, general counsel for Warner Communications' cable operations and senior vice president and general counsel for parent Time Warner.

At a previous hearing before the Senate Finance Committee ranking minority member Max Baucus, D-Mont., implored George and Jones to overcome "inertia" in both agencies to implement "positive changes."

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