WHAT TRUMP'S PICK FOR OMB DIRECTOR MEANS FOR FEDS - December 19, 2016
Trumpís Pick to Lead OMB Supports Privatizing Some Federal Operations, Cutting Workforce
By Katherine McIntyre Peters, Government Executive
In a move thatís sure to please the conservative House Freedom Caucus, Donald Trump tapped one of the groupís founders, South Carolina Rep. Mick Mulvaney, to lead the Office of Management and Budget. Mulvaney has been a leader in recent efforts to shut down the government over spending in areas conservatives oppose, such as Planned Parenthood and Obamacare.
Heís also an advocate of cutting the federal workforce and privatizing some functions.