Senate Approves Mick Mulvaney as Director of White House Budget Office

WASHINGTON D.C. – The United States Senate today approved Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.) as the next director of the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB).  Mulvaney received a law degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and in 2010 he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. He has been a vigilant budget hawk during his six years in Congress focused on the question of how we ultimately stop the federal government from overspending, while continuing to fund the country’s core priorities and responsibilities. 

“We are long overdue in confirming Mr. Mulvaney to this key post, because our nation has so many pressing budgetary issues requiring the attention of the new Administration,” said Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY), Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee.  “First among them is the staggering $20 trillion debt burden America now faces after 8 years of anemic economic policy and growth. As Director of OMB, Mr. Mulvaney will help set the president’s budget priorities and play an important role in working with Congress on setting the appropriate spending levels for the nation. This position is crucial to helping the federal government function in what is shaping up to be a very challenging budget environment that requires the attention of every one of us.  I look forward to working with him to help put our nation on a better fiscal path.”

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