Cornyn Releases Hold on Trump’s Pick for Deputy Director of OMB

Cornyn Releases Hold on Trump’s Pick for Deputy Director of OMB


Must EVERYONE have an agenda?  It took Senator John Cornyn long enough to lift his hold back of the President’s nominee for OMB.

The Daily Signal by Rachel del Guidice

A senator from Texas is no longer holding up the nomination of President Donald Trump’s pick to be deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget.

“He’s lifted his hold on the nomination of Russ Vought,” an aide to Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, confirmed to The Daily Signal in an email Friday.

Cornyn said his opposition to Vought was not personal, but rather leverage to secure federal funds for Texas, which was devastated by Hurricane Harvey last summer, as The Daily Signal previously reported.

After Congress passed $90 million in disaster relief funding Friday morning as part of a budget deal pushed by Republican and Democratic leaders that will raise caps on spending by $300 billion over two years, Cornyn released his hold[…]

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