Office of Management and Budget

Report: Mulvaney Pushing Candidate Critics Say Is ‘Unqualified’ to Succeed Him at CFPB

The New York Times reported on Friday that Mick Mulvaney, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) director and acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), is pushing President Trump to name Kathy Kraninger, his deputy at the OMB, to head the controversial independent agency where his appointment as acting director is about to end due to statutory requirements.

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Republican Congress Putting Pork Back in Trump’s Budget

The U.S. House Appropriations Committee continues to restore pork to President Trump’s proposed 2018 budget, recently voting to restore a second National Tsunami Warning System Center to save 40 federal government jobs.

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OMB Top Post Nominee ‘Berned’ at Stake for Christian Faith

President Donald Trump’s pick for the Office of Management and Budget’s deputy director post was grilled not for his budgetary principles, but for his Christian faith by former Democrat presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders.

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White House Fights for Border Wall Funding in Trump Budget

The Trump Administration fiscal year 2018 budget set to be released on Tuesday dedicates $1.6 billion specifically for new and replacement southern border wall, in accordance with Trump’s signature “build the wall” campaign promise.

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Mick Mulvaney: Combating Opioid Epidemic Better Left to States

Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney says he believes states are better suited to address the opioid epidemic, on a local level, than applying a “federal, one-size-fits-all” approach to a drug addiction problem that has swept the nation.

In this Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, photo, Dorothy McIntosh Shuemake, mother of Alison Shuemake who died of a suspected heroin overdose, cries as she clutches her daughter's toy stuffed rabbit during an interview at her home, in Middletown, Ohio. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has called heroin use …

Transgender ‘Guidance’ Letter: AGs Call Out Feds for Talking Out Two Sides of Their Face

The Texas Attorney General and two other state attorneys general have called out the civil rights heads of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) for talking out two sides of their face about states’ compliance with their transgender policy “guidance.” They ask questions about the mandatoriness of compliance, and about conflicting statements and applications of this letter of “guidance.”

Questions over Transgender Guidance Letter