Senate Confirms Key Tax Reform Architect for Top Treasury Role
A key figure in shaping last year’s tax reform has been confirmed as the Treasury’s second-highest ranking official. The Senate confirmed Justin Muzinich as deputy Treasury secretary on December 11 by a nearly party-line 55-to-44 vote. Muzinich played a pivotal role in crafting last year’s tax reform legislation, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) ( P.L. 115-97), signed by President Donald Trump last December. Muzinich has served as counselor to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin since early 2017. He has been credited by Republican lawmakers and the Trump administration for significantly influencing the TCJA.
Prior to joining the Trump administration, Muzinich served as president of an international investment firm and taught at Columbia Business School. Muzinich holds a J.D. from Yale Law School, an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, and a B.A. from Harvard College, according to Treasury.