New Budget Director Has No Time to Lose

Blog Post
Monday, November 22, 2010

The Senate has finally approved President Obama's nomination of Jack Lew to head the Office of Management and Budget. Sen. Mary Landrieu had held up the nomination since September because she objected to administration policies on oil and gas drilling.

Having served in this job before, under President Clinton, Lew is certainly capable of hitting the ground running. He will need to do just that because the President's budget is due out in just over two months and will be carefully scrutinized for how it proposes to reduce the deficit.

External links:Presidential Statement on Jack Lew Nomination