Enzi Statement on Nominee to be Deputy Director of White House Budget Office

WASHINGTON D.C. – Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY), Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, today made the following statement during a hearing on the nomination of Russell T. Vought to be Deputy Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

“There is a real need to ensure all of the leadership positions at the White House Budget Office are filled because the president’s budget is just one step in the process of putting America on a better and more sustainable fiscal path,” said Chairman Enzi.  “This herculean effort will take Congress, the Administration, and most importantly, the American people, all working together to confront our fiscal challenges.  The office now will begin to transition to implement the policy proposals contained in the president’s budget.  Indeed producing a budget is just one of the important roles the Office of Management and Budget serves. Having a deputy director in place will ensure that the Administration and the federal government is serving the American people to its utmost capability.”

Enzi noted that the OMB plays a critical role in managing government-wide functions, such as agency rulemaking, contracting, grants management, financial management, information technology, program assessment, personnel policy, and property management.

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