Senate Confirms Trump’s Budget Nominee Mulvaney in a Close Vote

The Senate confirms Mike Mulvaney to head the Office of Budget and Management. The vote was close at 51-49. John McCain voted against Mulvaney because of his stance on military spending.

Senate Confirms Trump’s Budget Nominee Mulvaney in a Close Vote

Mick Mulvaney, who has focused his Washington career on driving down federal spending — even at the risk of shutting down the government and defaulting on the debt — won confirmation Thursday as President Donald Trump’s budget chief.

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