Obama budget pick faces Capitol Hill challenge
January 11th, 2012
09:38 AM ET
2 years ago

Obama budget pick faces Capitol Hill challenge

Washington (CNNMoney) - With budget chief Jack Lew stepping up to be President Obama's new chief of staff, Washington is abuzz over who - if anyone - will be tapped as the president's new budget director.

The White House's director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has been playing an increasingly high profile role when it comes to sparring with Congress, thanks to ongoing debates over budget deficits and keeping the federal government funded.

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  1. gt

    just get a budget somebody.... what a pathedic bunch of fear mongers ... we can take it...step up..

    January 11, 2012 09:55 am at 9:55 am |
  2. Fair is Fair

    This job has been a revolviing door since Obama took office.

    January 11, 2012 10:06 am at 10:06 am |
  3. Larry L

    Of course the Repulicans will try to block the guy. Part of trying to obstruct all progress is to block everything.

    January 11, 2012 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
  4. jerry

    oh jack lew...check this guy out...filled his pockets as a result of the mortgage melt down...the tax payer got stiffed...he got wealthy. Now, why would anyone appreciate this appointment?

    January 11, 2012 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  5. diridi

    The Worst Congress Ever I heard of.................................in my life.

    January 11, 2012 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  6. willie floyd

    CNN, you should tell us something that hasn't BEEN A PROBLEM WITH CONGRESS!! They probably gripe just if the president sneezes. As long as the House and McConnell have 1 objective, and we all know what it is, it's STALEMATE.
    If the approval rating of this do nothing congress gets much lower there won't be any sense in doing polling!! If they would stop adding totally unrelated items to every bill knowing the pres. won't favor it, that might help!

    OBAMA/BIDEN 2012

    January 11, 2012 11:15 am at 11:15 am |