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Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Century of the Common Iowan: Nussle Confirmed as White House Budget Director 69-24

Excerpted from this post at Century of the Common Iowan

The Senate voted 69-24 to confirm Jim Nussle as White House Budget
Director today. According the to the Des Moines Register, Nussle...
"will advocate the president's budget policies and manage government
regulations in the powerful but highly bureaucratic post." Here is a
list of the 24 Senators that voted against Nussle....And here are 2
interesting comments from Democrats that voted against Nussle...
"Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad, D-N.D., who had
supported Nussle in a committee vote, said he and Nussle always have
had a good personal relationship 'but this goes beyond a personal
relationship – he has been an architect of this fiscal policy.' Sen.
Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., called the nomination an 'outrage' and urged
its rejection.

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