February 16, 2017

Duckworth Statement on Mick Mulvaney’s Confirmation Vote to be OMB Director


WASHINGTON, DC - After voting against Congressman Mick Mulvaney (R-SC) to be the Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB), U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) issued the following statement:

"Families in Illinois know far too well the human costs of a government failing to pass a responsible budget. After reviewing Congressman Mulvaney's record, it is clear he should not be leading the national budget-making process. His past advocacy for shutting down the government and his longstanding zeal for raising the Social Security retirement age, turning Medicare into a voucher system, slashing defense and military readiness funding and limiting scientific research into public health crises like Zika are dangerous."