At The Hill by Alexander Bolton --
President Trump’s budget nominee will be on the hot seat on Tuesday.
Liberal senators, most notably Bernie Sanders
(I-Vt.), are expected to grill Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.), Trump’s
controversial pick to head the White House Office of Management and
Sanders, the ranking member on the Budget Committee, has kept a relatively low profile since Hillary Clinton’s
defeat in the November presidential election. But the 2016 candidate
and outspoken advocate of Medicare and Social Security is gearing up for
a battle with Mulvaney.
During his short career in the House, Mulvaney has led calls to reform
Medicare and Social Security. In April 2011, he criticized then-House
Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s
(R-Wis.) budget for not going far enough to overhaul Medicare and
called for raising the Social Security retirement age from 67 to 70.