ATR Statement in Support of Rep. Mulvaney for OMB Director

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Posted by Alexander Hendrie on Monday, January 23rd, 2017, 3:05 PM PERMALINK

ATR President Grover Norquist today sent a letter of support for Congressman Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.) for the position of Director of the Office of Management and Budget. Read the letter here or below. 

Dear Chairman Enzi & Ranking Member Sanders,

I write in support of Congressman Mick Mulvaney for the position of Director of the Office of Management and Budget. Throughout his time in Congress, Rep. Mulvaney has displayed a commitment to addressing Washington’s rampant overspending problem and reforming the bloated federal bureaucracy. Senators should have no hesitation supporting his nomination to lead OMB and should swiftly approve him to this position.

The federal budget is on an unsustainable trajectory that must be addressed. In coming decades, spending and debt are projected to rapidly increase to historically high levels. The Director of OMB will play an integral part in reining in the out-of-control federal government and Rep. Mulvaney has proven he is willing to make the tough choices that will undoubtedly be required to reverse the looming fiscal crisis.

As an advocate of bringing the Department of Defense under full audit, Rep. Mulvaney has shown a willingness to look for waste and abuse wherever it may be.

As a signer of the Taxpayer Protection Pledge – a commitment made to his constituents to oppose any and all new tax increases – Rep. Mulvaney has shown he understands the need to reduce spending and the deficit without burdening American families and businesses with higher taxes.

Congressman Mick Mulvaney is the right choice to lead OMB at a time when the federal budget is in desperate need of restraint. I urge you and your colleagues to swiftly approve his nomination as Director of OMB.


Grover Norquist

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