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Trump's pick for budget director has urged big spending cuts

Los Angeles Times

Republican Rep. Mick Mulvaney, President-elect Donald Trump's choice as his budget director, is a fierce deficit hawk with a record of pushing deep spending cuts across the federal government to balance the budget. The 49-year-old from South Carolina, just reelected to a fourth term, is co-founder of the hard-right House Freedom Caucus that pushed former Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) from power. As director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, Mulvaney would be responsible for Trump's budget submissions to Congress. Those budgets are likely to address Trump's campaign promises to repeal the Affordable Care Act, cut taxes broadly and boost spending on public works and other projects. If confirmed by the Senate, Mulvaney would lead an office that coordinates federal regulations, putting him in charge of repeals of Obama administration rules.


Trump wants SC Rep. Mick Mulvaney to be his budget director

PBS NewsHour

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a USA Thank You Tour event in Orlando, Florida, on Dec. 16, 2016. WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- As he prepared for the final stop on his postelection "thank you" tour, President-elect Donald Trump on Saturday announced his pick for White House budget director, a tough-on-spending conservative congressman who advocates balancing the federal books. Trump's cabinet could change the face of U.S. energy policy Trump's cabinet is mostly white and male. What will that mean for policy? Seeing chance to discredit Trump's populist appeal, Democrats eye confirmation fight over Treasury pick Trump's cabinet could change the face of U.S. energy policy Trump's cabinet is mostly white and male.


Trump wants SC Rep. Mick Mulvaney to be his budget director

Associated Press

FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2016, file photo, Rep. Mick Mulvaney, R-S.C., center, leaves Trump Tower in New York. President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Mulvaney as his budget director, naming a tough-on-spending conservative and an advocate of balancing the federal budget to the important post. FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2016, file photo, Rep. Mick Mulvaney, R-S.C., center, leaves Trump Tower in New York. President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Mulvaney as his budget director, naming a tough-on-spending conservative and an advocate of balancing the federal budget to the important post.


Trump taps spending hawk Rep. Mick Mulvaney as budget chief

The Japan Times

WASHINGTON – President-elect Donald Trump has chosen as his budget director South Carolina Rep. Mick Mulvaney, a tough-on-spending conservative and an advocate of balancing the federal budget. An official on Trump's transition team, who was not authorized to speak publicly on the matter before it is officially announced, confirmed Trump's pick Friday evening. Mulvaney, 49, was elected in the 2010 tea party wave and is a founder of the Republican hard-right House Freedom Caucus, whose members pushed former Speaker John Boehner from power and have caused heartburn for current Speaker Paul Ryan. He is one of the more hard-charging members among House conservatives. As director of the Office of Management and Budget, Mulvaney would be responsible for crafting Trump's budget and overseeing the final issuance of major regulations.


Trump taps conservative SC Rep. Mulvaney as budget chief

FOX News

Presidential-elected Donald Trump on Saturday named conservative Republican Rep. Mick Mulvaney to be the director of the Office of Management and Budget in the incoming Trump administration. Trump had been expected for days to name Mulvaney, the South Carolina congressman who is also a founding member of the fiscally conservative House Freedom Caucus. "Congressman Mulvaney brings a wealth of experience on economic, budgetary, and fiscal issues to his new role," Trump said. Mulvaney has long been a strong voice in Congress for reining in out-of-control spending, fighting government waste and enacting tax policies that will allow working Americans to thrive." The roughly 2-year-old caucus has also been a sharp critic of Republican leaders in the GOP-controlled House, which led the effort last year to force out House Speaker John Boehner.