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House GOP lawmakers urge Senate to confirm Vought

House GOP lawmakers urge Senate to confirm Vought
© Greg Nash

A group of House Republicans is calling on the Senate to officially confirm Russell Vought as the director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). 

The GOP lawmakers say Vought is qualified for the role and that the Senate should move to confirm him.

“Before he was the Acting Director of OMB, Mr. Vought served in the House of Representatives, the Senate, and as a public policy expert in the private sector. In all three roles, Mr. Vought has consistently advocated for a balanced budget, fiscal restraint, and family values,” they wrote in a letter.

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The group went on to praise his leading role in helping construct the president’s annual budget requests, arguing he has demonstrated his credentials during his tenure as acting OMB director. 

Vought has been serving as acting OMB director since January 2019; he took over the responsibilities when Mick MulvaneyMick MulvaneyTrump campaign had paid .7M to organizers of rally ahead of Capitol riot: report Consumer bureau director resigns after Biden's inauguration FDA chief says he was 'disgusted' by Capitol riots, considered resigning MORE became President TrumpDonald TrumpMore than two-thirds of Americans approve of Biden's coronavirus response: poll Sarah Huckabee Sanders to run for governor Mexico's president tests positive for COVID-19 MORE’s acting chief of staff.

Mulvaney was recently replaced as chief of staff by former Rep. Mark MeadowsMark MeadowsThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Sights and sounds from Inauguration Day Trump leaves White House, promises to be back in 'some form' LIVE INAUGURATION COVERAGE: Biden signs executive orders; press secretary holds first briefing MORE (R-N.C.). 

The letter was led by Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.) and sent to Senate Budget Committee Chairman Mike EnziMichael (Mike) Bradley EnziSenate swears-in six new lawmakers as 117th Congress convenes With Senate at stake, Georgia is on all our minds Wyoming mask mandate backed by GOP lawmakers goes into effect MORE (R-Wyo.) and Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Ron JohnsonRonald (Ron) Harold JohnsonGOP senators call for commission to investigate Capitol attack Wisconsin Democrats make ad buy calling on Johnson to resign Efforts to secure elections likely to gain ground in Democrat-controlled Congress MORE (R-Wis.).

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