Stabenow Statement Following Senate Confirmation of Mick Mulvaney as Next Director of the Office of Management and Budget

Thursday, February 16, 2017

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) released the following statement after the Senate voted to confirm Rep. Mick Mulvaney as the Director of the Office of Management and Budget:

“Rep. Mick Mulvaney’s extreme record in the House of Representatives makes him a concerning choice to be the next head of the Office of Management and Budget,” said Senator Stabenow.  “Rep. Mulvaney has consistently advocated for cutting Social Security, raising the retirement age, and ending Medicare as we know it.  He has even called Social Security a ‘Ponzi scheme!’  I voted against his nomination today because Michigan families deserve cabinet officials who will put their needs and priorities first, not narrow special interests.”