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Ep. 5: Why Trump’s New Budget Director Should Prepare for a Fight

Budget Tracker Extra

President Donald Trump finally has his budget director Mick Mulvaney in place, but with a daunting agenda it’s unclear how much he can get accomplished, says CQ Budget Tracker Editor David Lerman. Mulvaney faces, among other challenges, an April deadline when government funding expires and the unknown costs of Republican efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare.

Show Notes:

UNITED STATES - JANUARY 24: Rep. Mick Mulvaney, R-S.C., nominee to be director of the Office of Management and Budget, testifies during his Senate Budget Committee confirmation hearing in Dirksen Building, January 24, 2017. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Rep. Mick Mulvaney, R-S.C., nominee to be director of the Office of Management and Budget, testifies during his Senate Budget Committee confirmation hearing in Dirksen Building, January 24, 2017. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

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