President Trump praised for nomination of Russ Vought to head OMB

March 18, 2020, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement praising President Donald Trump’s nomination to head the White House Office of Management and Budget, Russ Vought:

“President Trump got it exactly right by nominating Russ Vought to become the Director of the Office of Management and Budget.  Vought has proven himself to be an outstanding steward of the OMB during Director Mick Mulvaney’s stints as head of the Consumer Finance Protection Board and White House Chief of Staff.

“Our nation faces a perilous time with previously unseen levels of emergency spending to meet the Chinese virus crisis and its impacts on the economy.  Vought understands where this money is going and will help the President ensure that it is properly spent.  What’s more, there is no better person to prepare the way out of the economic disaster left in the wake of the Chinese virus, which has shuttered many American businesses in an attempt to contain it.  With Vought at the helm, America can be sure that a plan to achieve fiscal sanity will be in place when the threat subsides.

“I am also heartened by the fact that the lesser known part of the OMB’s functions, reviewing regulations, will continue under Vought’s steady hand.  To meet the Chinese virus challenge and come out the other end with a restored and robust economic rebound requires someone who truly understands the connection between the federal regulatory regime and economic growth.  In short, the President could not have appointed someone more qualified to meet our nation’s fiscal and regulatory challenges than Russ Vought.”

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