John Koskinen, President Obama's nominee for IRS commissioner,vowed Tuesday to work with Congress to increase the IRSbudget.

“We need to solve the funding problem facing the IRS. This is aview shared today by the IRS oversight board, the taxpayer advocateand most recently, the treasury inspector general for taxadministration and the Internal Revenue Service's advisorycouncil,” Koskinen said at a Senate Finance Committee hearing.

In his prepared testimony, Koskinen, who left the board ofFreddie Mac in February 2012 and was nominated to the IRS post inAugust, elaborated on his position.

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