Senate Confirms Mulvaney, Trump Choice As OMB Director

By Jeffry Bartash Markets MarketWatch Pulse

The Senate confirmed Mick Mulvaney as President Donald Trump's choice to run the Office of Management and Budget in a narrow 51-49 vote. Sen. John McCain was the lone Republican to vote against Mulvaney owing to efforts by the former congressman to cut military spending and pare down the deficit. The OMB director plays a big role in advising the White House on spending and other financial matters.

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