Former Bush Budget Director Praises Obama’s Pick for Job

Nov 26, 2008 9:00am

Former Rep. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, who served for several years as director of the Office of Management and Budget for President George W. Bush, today enthusiastically praised President-elect Obama’s pick for the job, Peter Orszag, the current director of the Congressional Budget Office.

Portman told me in an email that Orszag is a "good man" and a "solid choice."

"He has demonstrated courage in addressing the unsustainable growth in entitlement spending and health care costs while at the CBO," Portman wrote. "He will now have a bigger platform to continue those efforts."

– jpt

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