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Reports: Jeff Zients, Shelley Metzenbaum Depart OMB

Jeff Zients has left the Office of Management and Budget after four years at the agency as deputy director for management and chief performance officer, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Jason Miller writes that Zients has twice served as acting director during his time at the agency. His most recent …

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White House Names Zients Acting OMB Head

President Obama has named Jeffrey Zients as acting director of the Office of Management and Budget, according to a White House announcement Tuesday. Zients held the positions of deputy director for management and chief performance officer for the OMB since June 19, 2009. From July-November 2010, Zients filled in as …

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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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Orszag to Write Column for New York Times

Starting today, Peter Orszag, economist and former director of the Office of Management and Budget, will begin writing a column for The New York Times Op-Ed page. Orszag is a distinguished visiting fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. He was President Barack Obama’s first budget director, helping to craft …

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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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Peter Orszag to Step Down as White House Budget Director

It has been announced that Peter Orszag will be stepping down from his position as White House budget director within the coming months. He will become the first high-profile member of the Obama administration to leave his position and is leaving before the administration faces its next budget. Orszag’s spokeman, …

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Gates Accepts ‘Dont Ask, Don’t Tell’ Proposal

The Department of Defense announced Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates has accepted the proposed amendment that would overturn the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy that restricts gay men and women from serving in the military. However, according to a statement released today by Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell, Gate’s only …

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Peter Orszag

Peter Orszag is director of the Office of Management and Budget and oversees the Obama administration’s budget policy, coordinates the implementation of major policy initiatives through the federal government, and reviews federal regulatory action, among other responsibilities. From 2007 to 2008, Orszag served as director of the Congressional Budget Office, …

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