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Presented Without Comment: Trade Nominee Ron Kirk Agrees To Pay Back Taxes

The Senate Finance Committee says President Barack Obama's nominee for trade representative owes roughly $10,000 in back federal taxes and has agreed to pay them. The report said Ron Kirk will file amended returns covering the years 2005, 2006 and 2007.
Kirk becomes the latest nominee of the Obama administration with tax problems, although this one doesn't appear severe enough to jeopardize his confirmation as U.S. Trade Representative. Committee chairman Sen. Max Baucus of Montana calls the former Dallas mayor the right man for the job, adding he will try to move the nomination quickly.

Trade nominee Ron Kirk agrees to pay back taxes [AP]