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For Immediate Release
May 2, 2013

Grassley comment on Pritzker nomination

M E M O R A N D U M

TO:    Reporters and Editors
RE:    Pritzker nomination
DA:    Thursday, May 2, 2013

Senator Chuck Grassley made the following comment about President Obama nominating Penny Pritzker to serve as Secretary of Commerce.

“Every nominee's offshore tax avoidance activities should be examined as part of the nomination process.   If the Commerce Committee doesn’t explore these questions with the nominee, I plan to do so, but I hope the committee will give the tax history a serious look.  This is the second nominee in a row, Jack Lew being the first, who’s associated with the kind of tax avoidance activity that the President dismisses as fat cat shenanigans for others.  It’s hypocritical to overlook tax avoidance when it’s convenient.”