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Senate Budget Committee sets Lew vote

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The Senate Budget Committee plans a Thursday afternoon vote on the nomination of Jacob “Jack” Lew to become Office of Management and Budget Director,  a spokesman said this afternoon via e-mail.

The vote is set for around 12:45 p.m.  Lew, who served an earlier turn as OMB director from 1998-2001, won unanimous approval from the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Tuesday. If the budget committee concurs Thursday, his nomination will go to the full Senate for a final confirmation vote.

President Obama announced in July that Lew was his choice to succeed Peter Orszag, but only submitted Lew’s nomination to the Senate in early August.

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