Drilling Ban Threatens Obama's OMB Chief Nominee

Law360, New York (September 23, 2010, 6:30 PM EDT) -- President Barack Obama's nomination of Jacob “Jack” Lew to head the Office of Management and Budget was sent to the U.S. Senate floor Thursday, although Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., has threatened to block a full vote until the offshore drilling moratorium is lifted.

The Senate Budget Committee cleared Lew's nomination Thursday in a 22-1 vote. The lone senator voting against Lew, Sen. Bernie Sanders, D-Vt., said he did not believe Lew was the “right man” to stand up to the interests of corporate America and fight...
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