Lew OK'd As OMB Chief After Landrieu Releases Hold

Law360, New York (November 19, 2010, 11:24 AM EST) -- The U.S. Senate has confirmed Jacob “Jack” Lew as head of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget now that Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., has dropped a hold she put on the nomination in response to the administration's offshore drilling ban.

Landrieu said Thursday that she dropped her hold after securing a promise from Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar to visit Louisiana on Monday to meet with members of the oil and gas industry and discuss the offshore permitting process.

“Given this commitment, I released...
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