Trump Plans To Nominate Fiscal Hawk To Head The Budget Office
Trump Plans To Nominate Fiscal Hawk To Head The Budget Office

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US President-elect Donald Trump stated that he will nominate Republican Mick Mulvaney, to head the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Mulvaney's main responsibility as OMB head would be to assist the president in developing and implementing the federal budget.

The 49-year-old Republican, who represents a district in South Carolina, won a seat in Congress in 2010 by riding the Tea Party wave in that year's mid-term election. He has been a member of the Freedom Caucus, a group of fiscally conservative GOP lawmakers who oppose any increase in government spending.

The head of the OMB must be confirmed by the Senate, where Mulvaney does not have many allies. Mulvaney would be tasked with designing a budget that fulfils key Trump campaign promises, including plans to repeal President Obama's signature Affordable Care Act, informally known as Obamacare; overhaul key areas of the tax code; and carry out an infrastructure spending program.

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