Obama's budget chief confirmed
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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