Over 90 tax professors have joined the tax sections of the American Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association in asking a senator to drop his attempt to block the confirmation of Eric Solomon for assistant Treasury secretary for Tax Policy.

The groups have sent letters to Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., the ranking minority member of the Senate Finance Committee, asking that he drop his threats to block the nomination. Baucus said in a statement last week that he was prepared to hold up the appointment, unless the Treasury issues a comprehensive plan to close the tax gap by the end of September.

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