Official: Walmart Foundation head to be tapped as next OMB director
Sylvia Mathews Burwell is the top choice to lead the White House budget office. (Courtesy: Wal-Mart)
March 3rd, 2013
07:24 PM ET
2 years ago

Official: Walmart Foundation head to be tapped as next OMB director

(CNN) – Sylvia Mathews Burwell will be nominated Monday by President Barack Obama to be the director of the Office of Management and Budget, a senior Obama administration official said.

Burwell is currently the head of the Walmart Foundation, the retail chain's charitable organization.

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  1. Randy, San Francisco

    Even though Sylvia Burwell comes from the business community, expect obstructionist Republicans/Tea Partiers to object to her nomination.

    March 3, 2013 08:13 pm at 8:13 pm |
  2. Name lynn

    Obama put someone in the empty sit again look its a female.

    March 3, 2013 08:31 pm at 8:31 pm |
  3. Anonymous

    Walmart's charitable org...isn't that an oxymoron?

    March 3, 2013 08:38 pm at 8:38 pm |
  4. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    I hope that she can do a good job. I wouldn't want to be connected to Wal-Mart. That company needs to have more stuff made here in the US and treat its workers better.

    March 3, 2013 08:38 pm at 8:38 pm |
  5. AZWarrior

    Well for once I can understand one of his appointments. His budget head brings an extensive background in giving away other people's money. Perfect ... just perfect. :-(

    March 3, 2013 09:09 pm at 9:09 pm |
  6. Woman In California

    I'll admit everytime I hear the word Wal-Mart, I get upset and angry but I'll hold my judgment on Ms. Burwell for now. I also know there are those who will critize the president's picks no matter who they are just because he picked them and I don't want to have any part of those crazies so carry on Mr. President.

    March 3, 2013 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  7. Jan

    Stay tuned; Mc Cain will "have further questions and Cruz will "have , here, in his pocket......"

    March 4, 2013 05:27 am at 5:27 am |