OMB Director Mick Mulvaney Named Interim White House Chief of Staff

Mick Mulvaney, director of the Office of Management and Budget, has been selected by President Donald Trump to serve as White House chief of staff on an acting basis, The Washington Post reported Friday.

Mulvaney will replace John Kelly, a retired U.S. Marine Corps general who will continue to serve in his current role through the end of 2018.

“This is a tremendous honor. I look forward to working with the president and the entire team,” Mulvaney wrote in a tweet.

Prior to becoming OMB chief in February 2017, Mulvaney served as a Republican member of the House from South Carolina.

He served on various panels in Congress’ lower chamber such as the House Budget Committee, Oversight and Government Reform Committee and the Joint Economic Committee.

Mulvaney also served as acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

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