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By The Los Angeles Times
Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 9:06 p.m.
 

WASHINGTON — The Senate voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to approve President Obama's nominee for top White House budget expert, bringing a woman into a top post in an administration that critics say has been dominated by men.

Sylvia Mathews Burwell was confirmed as director of the Office of Management and Budget by a vote of 96-0, a quick, bipartisan vote of support by a Senate that has strongly objected to several key White House nominations.

Obama said Burwell's perspective will be important in efforts to craft alternatives to the sequester budget cuts.

 

 
 


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