Trump to nominate permanent director for White House budget office

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[March 19, 2020]    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump intends to nominate the current acting director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, Russell Vought, to take the post on a permanent basis, the White House said on Wednesday.

Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Acting Director Russell Vought testifies before House Budget Committee on 2020 Budget on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., March 12, 2019. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

Vought, who has served as acting director since January 2019, must be confirmed by the Senate.

(Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Mohammad Zargham)

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