SC's Mulvaney Wins Vote to Be Trump's Budget Director

John McCain is grilling President Donald Trump's pick to head the White House budget office over his votes in Congress to cut defense spending and to withdraw all American troops from Afghanistan.

Mulvaney, a Republican representing South Carolina's 5th district in the House since 2011, will be responsible for directing the budget process and reforming entitlement policy at the Office of Management and Budget.

While McCain was raging against Mulvaney, a prominent veterans' group was urging the U.S. Senate to confirm his nomination "without delay".

McCain recalled that during 2016 presidential campaign and after winning the election, Trump has frequently promised to end the "defense sequester" and to rebuild U.S. military by making appropriate investments.

Delays in processing Mulvaney's nomination appear to be contributing to a lag in producing Trump's much-awaited budget plan for the fiscal year that begins October 1.

During his confirmation hearing, Mulvaney acknowledged the importance of the military.

That makes him the gatekeeper for deciding most of the big questions of how the federal government operates.


Connelly, who operatives say is close to Mulvaney and Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.), announced his candidacy on Monday. He said that "he's never been a friend of the Appropriations Committee".

McCain voted to advance Mulvaney, though he made his opposition clear from the Senate floor.

Additionally, it wound up costing US taxpayers "billions" in new investment to fix the problem caused by military withdrawals from Europe that McCain said Mulvaney supported "in the name of spending money".

In 2013, Mulvaney supported shutting down the government for over two weeks in a stalemate with Democrats over funding the affordable Care Act.

Before representing SC in the House, Mulvaney served in the SC state Senate.

"In my view, out of control mandatory spending must be addressed to solve our nation's fiscal problems".

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