Chairman Carper Statement on Senate Confirmation of Shaun Donovan as Director of OMB

WASHINGTON – Today, Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Tom Carper (D-Del.) lauded the Senate confirmation of Shaun Donovan as the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The Senate confirmed Secretary Donovan by a vote of 75 to 22.

Chairman Carper released the following statement after Secretary Donovan’s confirmation:

“The Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is a critical position in putting our nation on a responsible, sustainable fiscal path,” said Chairman Carper. “Shaun Donovan has proven himself to be a leader who will be a strong voice for fiscal responsibility and for effective government management. As Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development over the past five years, Secretary Donovan has a maintained a proven track record of cutting through red tape and finding ways for agencies to work more effectively together. As Director of OMB, I know he will continue to foster interagency coordination and be a leader of integrity and intelligence as he spearheads the agency’s critical mission. While his predecessor Sylvia Mathews Burwell left big shoes to fill, I believe he is up to the task. I appreciate Secretary Donovan’s willingness to serve the people of this country in this critical capacity and I look forward to working with him in his new role.”

Chairman Carper spoke on the Senate floor in support of Secretary Donovan’s nomination earlier today. To read a copy of his remarks, as prepared for delivery, click here.

In June, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee held the nomination hearing on Secretary Donovan’s nomination.