As William Daley Goes, Jack Lew Steps Up. So Who’s Going to Run OMB?

January 10, 2012

The surprise resignation of White House Chief of Staff William Daley will set the dominoes in motion at the Office of Management and Budget for the second time in two years.

With Daley slated to leave after this month's State of the Union address, OMB Director Jacob J. Lew will assume the chief of staff position, but only after putting the finishing touches on President Obama's 2013 federal budget proposal, aides said Monday.

"Jack has had one of the other most difficult jobs in Washington," President Obama said Monday in making the announcement, adding later that "Jack's economic advice has been invaluable and he has my complete trust, both because of his mastery of the numbers, but because of the values behind those numbers." 

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