In appearances before the Senate Budget and Homeland Security committees, Rep. Rick Mulvaney (R-S.C.) acknowledged that several of his key positions on spending and the national debt directly contradict Donald Trump’s campaign pledges and statements made by some of the president’s top advisers.
Appearing before Senate committees, the South Carolina Republican acknowledged that several of his key positions on spending and the national debt contradicted Trump’s campaign pledges.
The Senate commerce committee approved Ross’ nomination in a voice vote with no opposition.
As President Trump signals a turn inward, other nations are poised to seize more leverage.
In one of his first official actions, President Trump began recasting America’s role in the global economy Monday, canceling an agreement for a sweeping trade deal with Asia.
“All you have to do is stay. Don’t leave. Don’t fire your people in the United States,” Trump said.
Steven Mnuchin pushes back against some questions from senators
Mnuchin: “I have been maligned as taking advantage of others’ hardships in order to earn a buck. Nothing could be further from the truth.”
Steven T. Mnuchin also appears to have ties to a business in the Cayman Islands.