March 4, 2013
THE REVOLVING DOOR SPINS AGAIN: Obama to nominate Burwell for White House budget chief.
President Obama will nominate Sylvia Mathews Burwell on Monday to head up the White House’s budget office, a senior administration official told The Hill on Sunday.
Burwell, who has long been considered the leading choice for the director’s spot at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), runs the Wal-Mart Foundation and formerly worked for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and served in President Clinton’s White House as deputy director of the budget office.
The OMB job has been open since newly-appointed Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, a close associate of Burwell, left to become the president’s chief of staff in January last year.
Spin, spin, spin!