OFCCP Week in Review: December 19, 2016
Saturday December 17, 2016: President-Elect Trump Nominated Representative Mick Mulvaney to be Director of OMB
In more potential trouble brewing for OFCCP (and the EEOC), Representative Mulvaney is often described as a fiscally conservative hawk, a tough campaigner, and a strong opponent of red tape and unnecessary regulations. Representative Mulvaney is reported to be tenacious and very intelligent (top of his Georgetown University undergraduate class and a business lawyer by training). He came to office in South Carolina in 2011.in a Congressional District no Republican had won for over 100 years. As the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Mr. Mulvaney will write the President’s Budget proposals to the Congress, lead the effort to balance the budget and reduce the now 20 Trillion dollar federal government deficit, implement the President’s policies and lead the Trump Administration’s efforts to roll back the many Executive Orders President Obama authored during the his policy jousts with the Congress. In addition, OMB has a long history of actively disliking the OFCCP and being very skeptical of and dubious about OFCCP’s often indefensible financial estimates of costs, benefits and burdens to the public. Currently pending, too, is a Senate Appropriations Committee (bi-partisan) proposal to reduce OFCCP’s budget by $1M for this current Fiscal Year. The House Appropriations Committee proposal is to reduce OFCCP’s budget this year by $5M. Mr. Mulvaney will not oppose cuts to OFCCP’s budget, so it very much now looks like OFCCP will again further shrink in size from its already smallest size in the last 50 years.
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