Brian Deese, deputy director of the National Economic Council, has been nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as deputy director in the Office of Management and Budget, The Hill newspaper reports.
Peter Schroeder writes that Deese served as a deputy economic policy director for Obama’s 2008 campaign and then as member of the transition team’s economic working group after the election.
Deese faces a Senate confirmation hearing as does Sylvia Matthews Burwell, recently head of The Wal-Mart Foundation and Obama’s nominee to lead the budget office, Schroeder writes.
Burwell’s first committee hearing is scheduled for April 9, according to the report.
According to Reuters, Deese currently coordinates White House policy regarding taxes, financial regulations, clean energy and manufacturing.