Nomination hearing scheduled for OMB pick

Jan. 18, 2017
The Senate Budget Committee has announced that it will hold a hearing on the nomination of Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.) ― President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for director of the Office of Management and Budget ― on Jan. 24. A formal hearing for Dr. Tom Price's nomination as HHS secretary before the Senate Finance Committee ― the committee that will vote on Dr. Price’s nomination ― is also scheduled for Jan. 24.

In addition to helping prepare and administer the federal budget, OMB measures the performance of federal agencies, supervises and coordinates procurement, financial management, and information policies, and plays a role in the approval of major regulations that could significantly impact the economy. If confirmed, Mulvaney would be involved with expected efforts to roll back the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and other reforms implemented by the Obama Administration.