January 11th, 2012
09:51 AM ET

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.

For now, the White House appears to be suggesting it's not in a rush to fill the job, saying Lew will continue to oversee the president's release of the 2013 budget.

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soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. John

    This begs the obvious question – why does he need a budget director? I love how the argument has been swayed to the repubs being the oly people in congress. Even Pelosi says BO should run against congress because congress has done nothing.
    Libs need to understand Dems are a part of congress. You would think Pelosi would understand this. But, the obvious strategy is "BO has stood up against the world and he is fighting the good fight". As I have said before, you can fool some of the people all of the time.

    January 11, 2012 at 10:22 am |
  2. jerry

    what budget? America probably has more debt than the rest of the worlds advanced economies put together....thanks to this president. We are in deep trouble...and need adult leadership.

    January 11, 2012 at 10:38 am |
  3. Arianna

    Why would you actually take the time out of your day to sit on the computer and read articles on Cnn and write comments on them. What kind of sad life are you living that this is what you do for recreation? I feel bad for you son

    January 11, 2012 at 10:44 am |
    • steveo

      The interesting thing about your comment is you did exactly what you are ranting about!

      January 11, 2012 at 12:55 pm |
  4. george of the jungle

    just a short time back Jack Lew was praised by the repo congress as being such a great guy to work with so what has changed.? Im sure he will be a good cheif of staff. I guess the repos won't need a budget director either. Jerry your unintellegence is showing. Every time a post is put up a bunch of repo looneys get on not to talk about the post but to just make stupid remarks.

    January 11, 2012 at 2:59 pm |