Lowey statement on nomination of Rep. Mick Mulvaney as OMB Director
Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY), Ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement on the nomination of Rep. Mick Mulvaney as Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB):
"President-elect Trump has proposed an incoherent economic and fiscal policy of deficit-exploding tax breaks along with huge increases in defense and infrastructure spending, and faces a looming need to raise the federal debt limit. To enact this agenda, Mr. Trump has chosen one of the foremost proponents of an extreme austerity that would kill jobs and break faith with hard-working American families.
"The Office of Management and Budget needs leadership that understands the critical role of federal investments in our schools, healthcare system, roads and bridges, senior citizens, and the safety and security of our communities. The extreme Freedom Caucus agenda stands for blindly slashing such investments without regard for the havoc it would wreak on families and neighborhoods.
"I sincerely hope Congress will work in a bipartisan manner to reject extreme agendas and work together to protect vulnerable Americans and invest in critical priorities on which hard-working families rely."