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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement from the President on the Confirmation of Sylvia Mathews Burwell

I am pleased that the Senate took bipartisan action today to confirm Sylvia Mathews Burwell as the Director of the Office of Management and Budget.  Sylvia shares my commitment to growing our economy, shrinking our deficits in a balanced way, and reigniting a rising, thriving middle class.  Sylvia has spent a career fighting for working families, and she was part of an OMB team that presided over three budget surpluses in a row.  Her experience will be especially important as we continue our efforts to replace the indiscriminate budget cuts that are already starting to cost jobs, hurt families, and inconvenience Americans.  Sylvia will be a key member of my economic team, and I look forward to working with her in the years ahead.