Trump says picks Mulvaney to be White House budget director

By REUTERS
December 17, 2016 15:51

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - US President-elect Donald Trump said on Saturday he has chosen US Representative Mick Mulvaney of South Carolina to be his White House budget director, turning to a fiscal conservative to help pursue his policy agenda.

The nomination to be director of the White House Office of Budget and Management will require Senate confirmation.

Mulvaney, 49, was an outspoken critic of former House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner, who resigned in 2015 amid opposition from fellow Republicans who were members of the House Freedom Caucus.


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