WASHINGTON – Today, Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Tom Carper (D-Del.) released a statement following the Committee’s vote to approve the nomination of Brian C. Deese to be Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
“Having strong leadership at the Office of Management and Budget is important at any time, but it is particularly important at this moment, when our nation is so desperately in need of a long-term budget plan to rein in our federal deficit and debt,” said Chairman Carper. “Brian Deese has earned a well-justified reputation as someone who can tackle the tough public policy matters facing our nation. On issues ranging from the auto bailout to housing issues to tax policy, Mr. Deese has helped our country recover from the recession that hit our economy before President Obama took office. He has a passion for public service and for finding ways for our government to make smart choices so that individuals and businesses can flourish. He is also someone who understands that our fiscal policies are intrinsically linked to the prosperity of the American people. I am confident that he will continue to be an asset to the Administration and our nation as part of the senior leadership team of this critical agency. I look forward to working with my colleagues to see his nomination fairly considered and swiftly confirmed by the full Senate.”