Tag Archives: Jacob Lew

Lew Confirmed to Head OMB after Months of Senate Stall

After months of Senate stall tactics, Jacob “Jack” Lew was confirmed Thursday night by a voice vote to be the next director of the Office of Management and Budget. Lew, who previously served as OMB director in the Clinton administration and is now deputy secretary of state, was selected by …

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Discovering What Works is Critical, Says Zients

Before former Director of the Office of Management and Budget Peter Orszag stepped down from his post last Friday, he issued one last memorandum to the heads of executive departments and agencies. The memo outlined the process for conducting high-priority evaluations of government programs. Until Jack Lew is confirmed, Acting …

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Zients to Serve as OMB Acting Director

As OMB Director Peter Orszag steps down today, it has been announced Jeffrey Zients will assume his post until the new director is confirmed. Zients is currently OMB’s deputy director for management and the first federal chief performance officer. His post will be taken over by Rob Nabors, who is …

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Jacob Lew: What’s Next at OMB?

Jacob “Jack” Lew, Obama’s nominee to replace Peter Orszag as Director of OMB, has served at the State Department since the last time he served as Director of OMB for President Clinton.  Regardless of whether Orszag’s departure resulted from policy differences with President Obama, it’s clear that at least some …

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Obama to Nomiate Jacob Lew and New OMB Director

President Barack Obama is expected today to announce Jacob Lew as the new director of the Office of Management and Budget, replacing Peter Orszag who plans to join the Council on Foreign Relations. “As the budget director who left the next administration a $237 billion surplus when he worked for …

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