Daines Statement on Confirmation of Mulvaney for OMB

U.S. SENATE —U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement after the U.S. Senate voted to confirm President Donald J. Trump’s nominee for Director of the Office of Management and Budget, U.S. Representative Mick Mulvaney.

“Mick understands what it means to be a good steward of taxpayer dollars,” Daines stated. “I know Mick takes the responsibility of balancing the budget seriously and am eager to see the budget proposals he puts forward to get our fiscal house in order.”

Immediately following Mulvaney’s confirmation, Daines extended an invitation to visit Montana “to see firsthand our thriving business community and how it can greatly benefit from regulatory relief.” 

On January 24, Daines questioned Mulvaney during the nomination hearing in the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. In the hearing, Daines asked Mulvaney if he supports his bill, the Balanced Budget Accountability Act that requires Congress to balance a budget or else members of Congress will see their pay terminated. Mulvaney responded that if passed, he would recommend President Donald J. Trump to sign it into law. 

On January 11, Daines met with Mulvaney in his Washington, D.C. office where they discussed reining in out of control federal spending and the Balanced Budget Accountability Act.