Shaun Donovan, Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will be nominated to be the next director of OMB. Thomas Brown/Staff (Gannett Government Media Corp)
President Obama intends to nominate Shaun Donovan, the secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, to be the next director of the Office of Management and Budget.
Obama said May 23 at a state dinner that Donovan has done great work helping families rebound from the housing market crash and has worked to make HUD more efficient and improve agency performance.
“So Shaun has earned a reputation as a great manager, a fiscally responsible leader, and somebody who knows how the decisions we make here in Washington affect people’s lives all across the country. And that’s why I’m absolutely confident he will do a great job leading the Office of Management and Budget, and help even more hardworking Americans get ahead,” Obama said.
The current OMB director, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, has been nominated to become the next secretary of the Health and Human Services Department to replace outgoing secretary Kathleen Sebelius. Obama plans to nominate current San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro to replace Donovan as secretary at HUD, he said.
Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, said Donovan has demonstrated skilled leadership at HUD and is a trusted cabinet member.
“I look forward to hearing how he plans to continue to implement the budget and management initiatives Sylvia Mathews Burwell spearheaded without missing a beat. I am pleased the president has done his part to quickly put forward a qualified nominee for this important position,” Carper said.