The Ohio senator is a former congressman, was director of OMB and served as U.S. trade representative.
Peter Orszag, another great economic mind, served as OMB Director—for about a year and a half.
Just last year, OMB and CBO projected a deficit for the current fiscal year of well over $800 billion.
McConnell tapped his deputy, Jon Kyl, along with OMB director-turned-Ohio senator Rob Portman, which came as no surprise.
Committee member Alice Rivlin, former head of OMB and CBO, was especially gloomy: "They all fail on the need to get more revenue."
OMB—An acronym for the excitable expression, “Oh my Bieber!”
That was OMB director Peter Orszag, back when Obamacare was being debated.
As OMB director, he was required to make a comprehensive personal financial disclosure of his assets and income.
OMB, however, was quick to respond and eager to distance themselves from any form of plastic politics.
Although Burwell was confirmed to head OMB by a vote of 96-0, Daschle cautioned that he thought she wouldn't have an "easy ride."