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Sen. Landrieu Holds Up Obama’s Budget Director

Over the offshore moratorium:

A swift confirmation of President Obama’s choice to lead the Office of Management and Budget appears unlikely as a Democratic senator said Wednesday she will maintain a hold on the nomination.

With lawmakers set to leave town for the midterm recess, Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) will keep her hold on Jacob J. Lew’s nomination as OMB director because of the Obama administration’s “ill-conceived moratoria on offshore drilling that are having such a devastating impact on working people and small businesses through the Gulf Coast,” she said.

“The administration, for whatever reason, has stood in defiance of our federal courts and disregarded economists, experts and its own economic data in proceeding down a path that is putting thousands of people out of work and hurting the bottom line of hundreds of small businesses,” Landrieu said in a statement.

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