WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill, the top-ranking Democrat on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, voted in support of President Trump’s nominees for Deputy Director for Management at the Office of Management and Budget and the Inspector General for the Export-Import Bank.
“As my party’s leader on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, I was glad to advance both of President Trump’s nominees,” McCaskill said. “These positions play an important role in rooting out waste, fraud, and abuse and saving Missourians’ taxpayer dollars—I hope the Senate will move quickly to confirm these qualified nominees.”
With McCaskill’s support, the Committee advanced the nominations of Margaret M. Weichert to be Deputy Director for Management at the Office of Management and Budget, and Mark L. Greenblatt to be Inspector General at the Export-Import Bank. The nominees now await approval from the full U.S. Senate, and once confirmed, the Committee will work closely with the nominees to target waste, fraud, or abuse of taxpayer dollars.
McCaskill has served on the Committee since joining the Senate, and became the top-ranking Democrat on the Committee at the beginning of last year. In that role, she has called for answers on questionable government contracts, such as one that left taxpayers on the hook for over $50 million in questionable costs, including seven luxury vehicles and $400,000 average salaries for significant others of corporate officers to serve as “executive assistants.” Last month, McCaskill demanded details from the Federal Communications Commission on efforts to follow through on almost $90 million in fines proposed against providers for the Lifeline program. During her first term in the Senate, McCaskill waged a successful six-year effort to crack down on waste, fraud, and abuse in wartime contracting.