Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Nussle Confirmed as White House Budget Director 69-24

The Senate voted 69-24 to confirm Jim Nussle as White House Budget Director today.

According the to the Des Moines Register, Nussle...

will advocate the president’s budget policies and manage government regulations in the powerful but highly bureaucratic post.
Here is a list of the 24 Senators that voted against Nussle...

Biden (D-DE)
Bingaman (D-NM)
Boxer (D-CA)
Brown (D-OH)
Byrd (D-WV)
Clinton (D-NY)
Conrad (D-ND)
Dorgan (D-ND)
Inouye (D-HI)
Kennedy (D-MA)
Kerry (D-MA)
Klobuchar (D-MN)
Lautenberg (D-NJ)
Leahy (D-VT)
Menendez (D-NJ)
Mikulski (D-MD)
Nelson (D-FL)
Reed (D-RI)
Reid (D-NV)
Rockefeller (D-WV)
Sanders (I-VT)
Schumer (D-NY)
Stabenow (D-MI)
Whitehouse (D-RI)

And here are 2 interesting comments from Democrats that voted against Nussle...
Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad, D-N.D., who had supported Nussle in a committee vote, said he and Nussle always have had a good personal relationship “but this goes beyond a personal relationship – he has been an architect of this fiscal policy.”

Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., called the nomination an “outrage” and urged its rejection.

“I would not vote for a man who put a bag over his head in the House of Representatives” because it shows “hostility to this great democracy,” said Boxer. She was referring to an episode early in Nussle’s career in which he donned a bag to protest the House check-bouncing scandal.

1 comment:

The Pansy Bastard™ said...

Harkin voted FOR him? WHAT IS HE THINKING?