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  • Mike Pence casts tie-breaking vote for 9th time

    02/28/2018 7:27:49 PM PST · by SMGFan · 31 replies
    MSN/ CNN ^ | February 28, 2018
    Vice President Mike Pence cast his ninth tie-breaking vote in the Senate on Wednesday to save the confirmation of Russell Vought to be deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget. ..... The Senate, by 50-49, Pence casting the tie-breaking vote, confirmed Vought to the position Wednesday. Republicans control 51 seats in the chamber but two GOP senators were not present to vote: Sen. John McCain, who's battling cancer in Arizona, and Sen. Mike Rounds of South Dakota.
  • Pres. Trump: For Every New Regulation, The Administration Has Killed 22 of Them

    12/14/2017 1:21:22 PM PST · by smileyface · 9 replies
    One America News Network ^ | Dec 14, 2017 | OAN Newsroom
    President Trump touts his administration’s advanced progress on deregulation, saying for every one new regulation — 22 are eliminated. From the White House Thursday, the president said this will allow the U.S. to build and create more jobs. President Trump said checking on unlawful regulations means “defending Democracy” and “draining the swamp.” In a symbolic “cutting of red tape,” the president compared a short stack of papers representing regulations from the 1960’s to that of a tall stack of papers symbolizing today’s regulations.
  • CFPB deputy director sues Trump to block Mulvaney as interim leader

    11/26/2017 7:40:08 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 71 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/26/2017 | Sylvan Lane
    Replay Mute Loaded: 0%Progress: 0% -0:00 Share Fullscreen The deputy director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) on Sunday night sued President Trump in order to block Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney from taking over as acting director of the agency. Leandra English, who was tapped by former Director Richard Cordray to be the acting director, filed a complaint in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia against Trump and Mulvaney, whom the president nominated to be CFPB's interim leader. The office of the CFPB’s head council is expected to challenge her suit,...
  • Trump Reverses Obama Plan to Collect Wage Information Based on Gender, Race, Ethnicity

    08/31/2017 9:40:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 31, 2017 | 8:03 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    A year before leaving office, President Barack Obama announced new steps to narrow what was described as a gender pay gap. Obama directed the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), in partnership with the Department of Labor, to annually collect pay data by gender, race and ethnicity from businesses with 100 or more employees. On Wednesday, the Trump administration put that Obama-era order on hold. In a memo to the EEOC, the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) said it is launching a review of the effectiveness of the equal pay data collection initiative. (Companies are still required to...
  • Budget boss Mulvaney claims Obama had 'secret list' of proposed regulations

    07/23/2017 7:13:03 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/22/2017 | na
    At a news briefing this week, White House budget director Mick Mulvaney continued to push the Trump administration’s goal of cutting back on Obama-era regulations. On Thursday, Mulvaney unveiled a “secret list” of proposed federal rules that he said the Obama administration had been hoping to implement. “They had a bunch of things that they wanted to regulate. And what we’re hearing is that they just didn’t want to tell you about it,” said Mulvaney, director of the Office of Management and Budget. “They thought it would be bad for their re-election prospects in 2012, so they created a secret...
  • CBO and OMB Agree: Federal Spending Will Top $4T for First Time This Year

    07/06/2017 10:14:55 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 8 replies
    CNSNEWS.Com ^ | July 6, 2017 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    ( - Both the Congressional Budget Office and the White House Office of Management and Budget project that federal spending will top $4 trillion for the first time in fiscal 2017, which began on Oct. 1, 2016 and will end on Sept. 30. In its “Update to the Budget and Economic Outlook: 2017 to 2027” published last week, CBO projected that total federal spending in fiscal 2017 will hit $4,008,000,000,000. That is up from the approximately $3,853,000,000,000 that CBO and OMB say the federal government spent in fiscal 2016. In President Donald Trump’s fiscal 2018 budget proposal, the OMB estimates...
  • Shameful! Trump Nominee Attacked for Following Teachings of Christ

    06/10/2017 4:56:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 52 replies ^ | June 10, 2017 | Todd Starnes
    First they came for the wedding planners and the bakers. Then they came for the Catholic farmers and the Baptist high school valedictorians. And now, the secularists are coming after the evangelical public servants.On Wednesday, Russell Vought, President Trump’s nominee to be deputy director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, was viciously attacked by Sen. Bernie Sanders over his Christian faith.Sen. Sanders deemed Vought unsuitable for office because he believes that salvation is found alone through Jesus Christ. He said someone with that kind of a religious belief system is “really not someone who this country is...
  • It's Official: Trump's Swamp-Draining Begins

    04/14/2017 4:56:07 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 38 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 4/13/2017 | Staff
    Bureaucracy: With surprisingly little fanfare, President Trump has set about doing something that has evaded presidents of both parties for decades: reshaping, resizing and reforming our vast, dysfunctional federal bureaucracy. If he succeeds, all Americans will be the better for it. It's not an easy task. But it is a vital one. Last Wednesday, the ball really got rolling when Trump ended his temporary freeze on federal hiring, and announced a plan to "resize" the government to make it less costly, more productive and more responsive to average citizens. It's the kind of thing that private businesses do all the...
  • Mick Mulvaney Orders Federal Agencies to Prepare for Massive Cuts

    04/10/2017 1:42:49 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 94 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 10, 2017 | Ben Kew
    Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney will send a letter this week ordering federal agencies to prepare for massive cuts, according to a report from Axios. As part of Donald Trump’s plan to streamline federal government, Mulvaney will demand that federal agencies significantly reduce their costs and increase efficiency. The reorganization will likely involve selling assets, laying off employees, and the cancellation of programs deemed unnecessary. The letter will fall in line with Trump’s executive order from March 13th, which dictates Mulvaney “propose a plan to reorganize governmental functions and eliminate unnecessary agencies (as defined in section 551(1)...
  • OMB Director Mulvaney: Climate Change Research ‘A Waste of Your Money’

    03/16/2017 6:59:41 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 32 replies ^ | 16 Mar 2017
    Thursday at the White House press briefing while answering questions about President Donald Trump’s “America First Budget,” Office of Management and Budget director Mick Mulvaney called climate change research “a waste of your money” regarding proposed cuts in that area. “Again, this comes back to the President’s business person view of government, which is if you took over this as a CEO and you look at this on a spreadsheet, and you go, ‘Why do we have all of these facilities? Why do we have seven when we can do the same job with three? Won’t that save money?'” he...
  • UN, Christian Leaders Warn Against Steep Cuts to UN, Foreign Aid Funding

    03/17/2017 9:13:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 17, 2017 | 12:31 AM EDT | Patrick Goodenough
    Shaken by confirmation that the new administration of its biggest contributor is proposing sweeping reductions to its funding, the United Nations on Thursday warned that “abrupt funding cuts” could harm long-term reform efforts. Meanwhile more than 100 Christian leaders — including two participants in President Trump’s inauguration ceremony — appealed to Congress to reject the administration’s proposals for significant cuts to foreign aid. […] More than 100 Christian leaders signed a letter to congressional leaders on Thursday, urging them to “support and protect” the international affairs budget. […] Among the signatories were New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan and National Hispanic...
  • Glenn Beck Praises Trump’s Budget Cuts: ‘I’m So Pro-Trump Right Now’

    03/16/2017 6:56:58 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 164 replies ^ | 16 Mar 2017
    Outspoken Trump critic Glenn Beck praised President Trump’s proposed federal budget on his radio show Thursday, declaring himself “pro-Trump” after highlighting the president’s proposed spending cuts. The radio host gleefully read out a list of some of the agencies and programs Trump’s budget would cut, including the Corporation for National and Community Service, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the National Endowment for the Arts, and so on. “And my favorite: The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars,” he said, concluding the list. Beck, who has written and spoken extensively about his dislike of President Woodrow Wilson, joked with his co-hosts...
  • Trump Releases His First Budget Blueprint: Here Are The Winners And Losers (A Visual Summary)

    03/16/2017 3:34:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 03/16/2017
    Update: echoing comments made by Senator Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican who serves on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the top House Democrat said that the Trump budget proposal is "dead on arrival."* * *Today at 7am, Trump released his "skinny budget", his administration's first federal budget blueprint revealing the President's plan to dramatically reduce the size of the government. As previewed last night, the document calls for deep cuts at departments and agencies that would eliminate entire programs and slash the size of the federal workforce. It also proposes a $54 billion increase in defense spending, which...
  • Trump to call for substantial increase in military spending, cuts to several federal agencies

    02/26/2017 7:33:53 PM PST · by bobsunshine · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | February 26, 2017 | Jeremy Diamond
    President Donald Trump will call for a substantial increase in military spending and look to safeguard Social Security and Medicare from any cuts in his first major step toward compiling a budget proposal for the coming fiscal year, a senior administration official told CNN on Sunday. The White House on Monday will issue the outlines of a budget proposal to federal agencies, a document that has largely been drafted by Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, the official said. The budget outline will also call for spending cuts to several federal agencies, including the Environmental Protection Agency. The...

    02/17/2017 2:00:04 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 91 replies
    In a press briefing Thursday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. (F, 10%) attacked Rep. Mick Mulvaney, R-S.C. (A, 94%) for having a “radical agenda” and “very bad judgement in terms of values in a budget.” While Pelosi was giving her press conference, Mulvaney was confirmed by the Senate, 51-49, as director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Only one Republican, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. (F, 32%) voted against confirming Mulvaney. “You remember — some of you were here — for the shutdown of government a few years ago? Mulvaney was the leader of the pack. And he...
  • Mulvaney Narrowly Confirmed by Senate as OMB Director

    02/16/2017 11:17:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | 02/16/2017 | By Gabrielle Levy
    The Senate on Thursday confirmed Rep. Mick Mulvaney to lead the Office of Management and Budget under President Donald Trump, placing the South Carolina Republican in a key White House role that holds significant sway over the administration's spending priorities. Mulvaney is one of the founding members of the House Freedom Caucus, the hard-line group of some 40 congressmen who have yanked the GOP conference in the chamber to the right and were instrumental in forcing out former House Speaker John Boehner in 2015. The Senate approved Mulvaney's nomination mostly along party lines, 51 to 49, with Majority Leader Mitch...
  • Right On Cue – Cochran, Yes Cochran, Will Not Support OMB Director

    02/14/2017 11:46:37 PM PST · by onyx · 16 replies
    The Last Refuge - The Conservative Treehouse ^ | FEBRUARY 12, 2017 | SUNDANCE
    As if on cue. I swear we didn’t know this was going to be in the Swamp Media Newsletter when we earlier wrote about Trump’s anticipated budget battle with the UniParty…Apparently the GOPe has had enough of this hiding behind the guise of supporting Trump. We know this specifically because the Corinthian Chair sitting GOPe “Decepticons” never trot out Thad Cochran unless -and until- Mitch McConnell pulls him out of the closet for a purpose.For those who don’t know, Senator Thad Cochran is, well, to put it nicely, cognitively impaired. As such, McConnell keeps him tucked away, and hidden...
  • Trump’s pick for OMB Director is excited about cryptocurrency

    12/19/2016 6:55:29 PM PST · by Steve Schulin · 13 replies ^ | Dec 19, 2016 | Steve Schulin
    Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC) has been selected by President-elect Trump to be the next Director of the Office of Management and Budget, according to an article in today's The Washington Times. I had the pleasure of hearing Rep. Mulvaney speak at a John Birch Society meeting in Columbia SC last July. I've heard a lot of officials speak to groups like JBS and America's Party over the years, but Rep. Mulvaney made an especially lasting impression with me because he expressed much hopefulness about how cryptocurrency may help turn our nation onto a better economic path. I share his enthusiasm...
  • Trump budget chief nominee Mick Mulvaney a huge advocate of spending cuts

    12/19/2016 11:36:40 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/19/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Game changer Of all the excellent cabinet and staff picks Donald Trump has announced thus far, there may be none bigger than the choice of U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-South Carolina) as director of the Office of Management and Budget. The federal government faces no more urgent challenge than $20 trillion in debt and no existing plan but to add more of it through deficits as far as they eye can see. Mulvaney is not just a fiscal conservative in word. He was a fierce critic of former House Speaker John Boehner over Boehner’s unwillingness to stand up to Barack...
  • Can Mulvaney Pull Us Back From the Abyss?

    12/19/2016 12:02:05 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 2 replies
    The New American ^ | 19 December 2016 | Bob Adelmann
    On Friday President-elect Donald Trump nominated Representative Michael “Mick” Mulvaney (shown, R-S.C.) to head up his Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Sounding like a fiscal conservative, Trump said this in his statement: "Right now we are nearly $20 trillion in debt, but Mick is a very high-energy leader with deep convictions for how to responsibly manage our nation’s finances and save our country from drowning in red ink."Mulvaney, freshly reelected for a third term, said he was up to the task: "The Trump administration will restore budgetary and fiscal sanity back in Washington after eight years of an out-of-control,...