U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Budget Committee, participated in the confirmation hearing of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director nominee Sylvia Mathews Burwell today. During the hearing, Kaine announced his support for her nomination based on her decades of experience and track record of bipartisanship.
"I think you are the right person for the job at this challenging time and as we wrestle with finding a big picture budget deal. Your combined experience in both government and the private sector well equip you for the role," Kaine said during his opening remarks.
A vote will likely be held in the Senate Budget Committee on Burwell's nomination in the coming week.