Alexander Votes to Confirm Rep. Mick Mulvaney to Serve as Director of the Office of Management and Budget
Posted on February 16, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 16, 2017 – U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement on his vote to confirm Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.) to serve as the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
"As director of the Office of Management and Budget, Representative Mulvaney will be at the center of discussions on federal spending and regulations. I look forward to working with Mr. Mulvaney to reduce wasteful spending and burdensome regulations and address mandatory spending, which he recognizes is the real driver of our country's growing federal debt.”
Alexander continued, “In my view, out of control mandatory spending must be addressed to solve our nation’s fiscal problems. Discretionary spending– which funds our national defense, national laboratories like Oak Ridge National Laboratory, national parks like the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and the National Institutes of Health – has been relatively flat for the last eight years and will be for the next several years, and it is not the source of our country’s growing federal debt.”
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