WASHINGTON, April 24 (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Wednesday voted unanimously to confirm President Barack Obama's choice to head the Office of Management and Budget, former Wal-Mart Foundation president Sylvia Mathews Burwell.
The 96-0 vote, which comes as Obama is courting congressional Republicans for a deal to shrink U.S. deficits, marks the first time that the White House has had a fully confirmed budget director since January 2012. At that time, Jack Lew, now Treasury Secretary, left the position to become Obama's chief of staff.
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