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Budget pick Mulvaney acknowledges payroll tax lapse

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FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2016 file photo, Rep. Mick Mulvaney, R-S.C. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Mulvaney, President-elect Donald Trump's choice to run the White House budget office, failed to pay more than $15,000 in payroll taxes for a household worker more than a decade ago, prompting the Senate's top Democrat to issue a statement saying the lapse should disqualify his nomination.

The Latest: Mulvaney Backtracks Comment on Trump Budget

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That combination in the $4.4 trillion budget plan submitted Monday to Congress steps far back from Trump's promises last year to balance the federal budget. If enacted, his plan would establish annual $1 trillion-plus deficits, a major reversal for Republicans who objected to increased spending during the Obama administration.

Budget Head Mulvaney Picked as Trump's Next Chief of Staff

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President Donald Trump on Friday picked budget director Mick Mulvaney to be his next chief of staff, ending a chaotic search in which several top contenders took themselves out of contention for the job.

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

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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.

The Latest: Senate Confirms Mulvaney as Budget Chief

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Mulvaney's confirmation promises to accelerate work on Trump's upcoming budget plan. The South Carolina Republican brings staunchly conservative credentials to the post, though Trump has indicated he not interested in tackling popular benefit programs like Social Security and Medicare and wants a major investment in infrastructure programs like highways.