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Mulvaney confirmed as OMB director on 51-49 Senate vote

February 17, 2017 |
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The Senate on Thursday narrowly approved Mick Mulvaney as director of the Office of Management and Budget, putting the now-former South Carolina Republican House member into a position that plays a central role in securing federal networks.

The 51-49 vote moves President Trump one step closer to filling cabinet-level positions with cyber responsibilities, with cloture votes pending on Commerce Secretary-designate Wilbur Ross and Energy Secretary-designate Rick Perry, among others.

The Senate may not get to either of those nominees until...

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