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 MulvaneyMulvaney: Trump faces difficulty if 2020 election becomes 'referendum' on him Consumer bureau revokes payday lending restrictions Supreme Court ruling could unleash new legal challenges to consumer bureau MORE became President TrumpDonald John TrumpNew Jersey incumbents steamroll progressive challengers in primaries Tucker Carlson ratchets up criticism of Duckworth, calls her a 'coward' Trump on Confederate flag: 'It's freedom of speech' MORE’s acting chief of staff.

Mulvaney was recently replaced as chief of staff by former Rep. Mark MeadowsMark Randall MeadowsThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Miami pauses reopenings as COVID-19 infections rise, schools nationally plot return Overnight Health Care: Trump downplaying of COVID-19 sparks new criticism of response Trump downplaying sparks new criticism of COVID-19 response 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 EnziChamber of Commerce endorses Cornyn for reelection Trump, GOP clash over new round of checks Democrats detail their .5T green infrastructure plan MORE (R-Wyo.) and Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Ron JohnsonRonald (Ron) Harold JohnsonRomney, Collins, Murkowski won't attend GOP convention Grassley won't attend GOP convention amid coronavirus uptick Trump second-term plans remain a mystery to GOP MORE (R-Wis.).

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