WASHINGTON — Wednesday on the Senate floor, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, encouraged his colleagues to confirm Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.), to be the director of the Office of Management and Budget. Excerpts of Sen. Johnson’s remarks are below, and video of his remarks can be found here.
“When you take a look at the role of the director of Office of Management and Budget, what we need to do to grow our economy comes under his jurisdiction, basically. He has to address this deficit. He has to put forward a budget that is sustainable. Mick Mulvaney is dedicated to doing that. Then, of course, the other thing the Office of Management and Budget is really designed to combat is overregulation.”
“The director of Office of Management and Budget will take a look at those regulations, particularly under now this president, who has implemented an executive order to make sure that for every one regulation issued by a new agency, they have got to remove two. That's a really good start.”
“I will certainly be supportive of the director of Office of Management and Budget, understanding that incredible burden of overregulation on our economy.”
“I am proud to support and I urge all my colleagues to support and vote for the confirmation of Congressman Mick Mulvaney to be the next director of the Office of Management and Budget.”