Obama also named Rob Nabors, staff director of the House Appropriations Committee, to be deputy director of OMB. Before going to work on the Appropriations staff in 2001, Nabors worked at OMB during the Clinton administration, where he was a senior adviser and assistant director for administration.
"We cannot sustain a system that bleeds billions of taxpayer dollars on programs that have outlived their usefulness,or exist solely because of the power of a politician, lobbyist, or interest group," Obama said in making the announcements. "We simply cannot afford it."
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