Obama said Lew will “make sure that we don’t miss a beat” and he noted his extensive budget experience as well as his foreign policy chops having served in the State Department under Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
OMB spokesman Kenneth Baer released a statement indicating that Lew would finish Obama’s fiscal 2013 budget before taking over at the White House, but he indicated that a decision on who would replace Lew has not been made.
“Jack will be staying at OMB to finish the 2013 budget. There is a very talented and committed senior team here at OMB. Whatever decision the President makes about who is to lead the agency, there will be a continuity of leadership at the highest levels,” Baer said.
Rep. Bill Cassidy has his blood drawn by Alesha Barbour during a free hepatitis screening in the Rayburn House Office Building hosted by the Congressional Viral Hepatitis Caucus to recognize "National Viral Hepatitis Testing Day."
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