The US Senate Finance Committee has unanimously approved the nominations of Paige Marvel, for a second term, and Tamara Ashford, who is new to the bench, to be judges of the US Tax Court.
Marvel has been a judge of the Tax Court since April 1998. Ashford is the deputy assistant attorney general for appellate and review in the Tax Division at the US Department of Justice, a position she has held since 2011. She was formerly a senior advisor to the commissioner at the Internal Revenue Service and also the US director for the Joint International Tax Shelter Information Centre. Between 2004 and 2007, she served as assistant to the IRS commissioner.The nominations will now go before the full Senate.
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