New OMB Director Sylvia Mathews Burwell

New OMB Director Sylvia Mathews Burwell

The Office of Management and Budget assists the president in submitting his budget to Congress. New Director Sylvia Mathews Burwell on forging compromise with Republicans and the future of the sequester.

The Office of Management and Budget was established in 1921 to assist the president in preparing a budget for Congress. OMB’s new director is Sylvia Mathews Burwell. Born and raised in a small West Virginia town, Burwell is just the second woman to hold the high-level cabinet position. She faces an uphill battle with House Republicans: they’ve drafted several bills slashing discretionary programs and are demanding that sequester cuts continue. And a new CBO report warns ending the sequester would hurt the economy. Diane talks with OMB Director Sylvia Burwell about navigating the looming budget battle and making government more efficient.

Guests

Sylvia Mathews

director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

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