Washington (July 9, 2004) -- J. Russell George, President Bush’s nominee for Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, told the Senate Finance Committee that some of the problems he focused on nearly a decade ago as staff director of the House Government Management subcommittee still exist, and in some cases may even be worse.

During a hearing this week on his nomination, George noted that in 1995, he was asked to examine issues pertaining to the Internal Revenue Service, especially those identified by the General Accounting Office as being at high risk of waste and abuse.

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