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Press Release - What They Are Saying...Leaders Praise the Selection of Congressman Mick Mulvaney to Serve as Director of the Office of Management and Budget

December 17, 2016

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI):

"Mick Mulvaney is the absolute right choice. In Congress, he has been a conservative reformer from day one, proposing solutions to fix the budget process and our regulatory system. At OMB, he will lead the work he has started to improve the way government does the people's business. Mick is someone I have come to greatly respect and rely on, going back to our time serving together on the Budget Committee. I look forward to working with Mick in his new role, and I commend President-elect Trump on this excellent selection."

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC):

"Mick is a great choice to lead the OMB. We entered Congress together in 2011, and I am certain he will tackle this new position with the same passion he has represented the 5th District with over the past six year. Facing a $20 trillion debt, we need someone committed to restoring fiscal sanity in Washington, and I am confident Mick will work to do so."

U.S. Senator Lindsay Graham (R-SC):

"Mick is a great choice for OMB Director. I've often described him as "young" Paul Ryan when it comes to all things budget-related. He's done his homework when it comes to the federal budget and will hit the ground running in this very important job.

U.S. Senator James Lankford (R-OK):

"To root out government waste, make government more efficient, and address the debt, Congress needs a willing partner in the administration. I look forward to working with Mick Mulvaney as budget director to meet those goals."

U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY):

"Very pleased that my friend and great conservative leader @RepMickMulvaney named @realDonaldTrump Budget Director. Outstanding choice!" (Twitter)

Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC):

"Rep. Mulvaney is the perfect person to lead the Office of Management and Budget. Mick is incredibly bright and capable, and I have no doubt his conservative principles will help restore our nation's fiscal health. I look forward to seeing him serve in this new role.

"Mick has been an incredible colleague over the past six years. I will miss working with him on a daily basis as we all missed Tim when he went to the Senate. But I am happy for Mick, Pam and their three children as they embark on a new and exciting period of service to our country and state."

Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC):

"Congressman Mulvaney's appointment to be the next Director of the Office of Management and Budget is bittersweet for me. Mick and I have been colleagues since we served together in the South Carolina General Assembly and were elected to Congress at the same time. We've fought together, prayed together, and even played (not always our best) baseball together. With Mick leaving Congress, we are losing one of our most talented and articulate voices on the budget and limited government matters. While I will miss serving in Congress with Mick, I am glad to know that he will be serving our country in an even greater capacity as Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

"Mick Mulvaney knows the budget backwards and forwards. He and I have joined together over the years to support multiple budgets, which would have remarkably improved our country's fiscal situation had they been adopted. I congratulate Mick on this wonderful opportunity, and I look forward to doing everything I can to ensure he's successfully confirmed."

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT):

"You know @realDonaldTrump is serious about our budget & debt by selecting @RepMickMulvaney to run OMB. Great choice. Mulvaney is tenacious." (Twitter)

Rep. Warren Davidson (R-OH):

"Mick Mulvaney will be a great leader at Office of Management and Budget (OMB) as we focus on overcoming our debt crisis. –WD" (Twitter)

Rep. Steve Stivers (R-OH):

"Congrats to Rep. Mick Mulvaney - a true fiscal conservative - for being tapped to lead the Office of Management and Budget." (Twitter)

Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA):

"I applaud this move by Pres-elect Trump to bring budgetary sanity to our federal gov. Congrats to my friend Mick Mulvaney on his nomination!"

".@RepMickMulvaney is a champion for fiscal conservatism. Choosing him for OMB shows @realDonaldTrump's commitment to fiscal responsibility." (Twitter)

Rep. Mark Walker (R-NC):

"Arguably the best @realDonaldTrump selection might be @RepMickMulvaney for OMB Director. Mick is a great friend and is the perfect choice." (Twitter)

Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX):

"Congrats to my colleague & friend @RepMickMulvaney on being tapped by @realDonaldTrump to run #OMB!" (Twitter)

Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-MI):

"Congratulations to my friend and fellow House @FinancialCmte member @RepMickMulvaney on his nomination to head OMB. Reform... here we come!" (Twitter)

Brendan Boyle (D-PA):

"Congrats to @RepMickMulvaney on being named next OMB Dir. While he & I may not vote the same way, I'm happy for my friend. Smart, good guy." (Twitter)

Rep. Dave Brat (R-VA):

"@RepMickMulvaney is a fantastic pick to lead the OMB. He has a stellar record of fighting for fiscal responsibility in our government." (Twitter)

Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC):

"I want to sincerely congratulate a great man and House Freedom Caucus colleague, Rep. Mick Mulvaney, on his new position as Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Mick has been a personal friend of mine for years, and through our time of service together in the House, I have come to know him as one of the most principled and sharp-minded conservatives in Congress. There is no better choice than Mick Mulvaney to make the tough financial decisions our country needs right now.

"We will dearly miss Mick in the Freedom Caucus, but he will be a phenomenal OMB director. I look forward to working with him and the Trump administration as we restore our government to its Constitutional purpose and get our country working again."

Rep. Dennis Ross (R- FL):

".@RepMickMulvaney congrats to a great friend and the perfect choice to head OMB!" (Twitter)

Rep. Reid Ribble (R-PA):

".@RepMickMulvaney may just be Trump's best pick to date. A strict deficit hawk and smarter than anyone I know. He is perfect for OMB." (Twitter)

Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI):

"My friend @RepMickMulvaney is a phenomenal pick to head OMB. He's in the @libertycaucus and has one of the best voting records in Congress." (Twitter)

Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX):

"President-elect Donald Trump has made an outstanding choice in naming Mick Mulvaney Director of the Office of Management and Budget, and I believe his selection demonstrates the President-elect's commitment to restoring fiscal accountability in Washington. Since the first day I met Mick, he has been a man who has been guided by principle. He is a tireless advocate for the American taxpayer, and he is always willing to take on the tough fights in pursuit of what he feels is right. Mick has worked with me side-by-side on the Financial Services Committee for years, and he has not only been a strong ally but a true friend. I look forward to working with him in his new role as OMB director to help end Washington's spending problem and as President-elect Trump said, 'save our country from drowning in red ink.'"

David Avella, Chairman of GOPAC:

"Congrats @RepMickMulvaney on nomination by @realDonaldTrump to lead Office of Management & Budget. Began his public service in @SCHouseGOP" (Twitter)

Joe Walsh, former congressman and radio host:

"Another great pick: @RepMickMulvaney to run OMB.

"Former colleague of mine. Limited government guy. Real deal." (Twitter)

Vince Coakley:

"Now it is official. This position is a perfect fit for @repmickmulvaney Congrats!..." (Twitter)

Jim DeMint:

"I am delighted to see that my friend and former colleague Rep. Mick Mulvaney has been nominated to serve as director of OMB." (Twitter)

Donald J. Trump, Press Release - What They Are Saying...Leaders Praise the Selection of Congressman Mick Mulvaney to Serve as Director of the Office of Management and Budget Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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