Mulvaney is a choice that suggests President Trump is more serious than many people think about reining in the budget.
A fiscal conservative elected in the Tea Party wave of 2010 will now manage the federal budget for the Trump administration,” the Washington Examiner reported.
The Senate voted Thursday to confirm South Carolina Rep. Mick Mulvaney to be President Trump’s budget director.
Mulvaney’s confirmation was never certain until the last minute, thanks to opposition from all Democrats and concerns from several Republicans who had criticized Mulvaney’s votes in the House to limit defense spending. But Mulvaney’s main GOP critics all voted for him on Thursday, including Sens. John McCain of Arizona, Susan Collins of Maine, and Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran of Mississippi.
In joining Trump’s administration, Mulvaney brings representation of the right-wing House Freedom Caucus to the table in budget negotiations and spending decisions.