Rep. Gosar Applauds Confirmation of Freedom Caucus Member Mick Mulvaney as Budget Director

Feb 16, 2017 Issues: Spending Cuts and Debt

For Immediate Release

Date: February 16, 2017

Contact: Steven D. Smith


WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) released the following statement after Congressman Mick Mulvaney (R-SC) was confirmed by the Senate to serve as Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB):

“Today’s confirmation of Congressman Mulvaney as Budget Director marks a turning point in our nation’s ongoing spending crisis. For too long, Congress has ignored the dire threat that our $19 trillion debt poses not only to the American economy but also to our national defense. Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen, has warned that the national debt is the biggest threat to our national security. 

“Leaders like Congressman Mulvaney understand this threat and were sent to Washington to fundamentally change the direction of this country—not to protect the status quo.  He understands that funding important aspects of our budget, such as providing for a strong military, can still be accomplished in a fiscally responsible way.  More importantly, Congressman Mulvaney has proven that he has the courage to take on anyone, including members of his own party, who would rather ignore the moral imperative of our spending crisis.”