WASHINGTON—House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s nomination of Sylvia Mathews Burwell to serve as director of the Office of Management and Budget:
“I commend President Obama for choosing Sylvia Mathews Burwell to serve as the next OMB director.
“Burwell has led an impressive career in both the public and private sectors. She has first-hand experience in budgeting responsibly. In her previous tenure at OMB, she helped a Democratic president commit to a balanced budget and work with a Republican Congress to get it done. The American people deserve a responsible, balanced budget. I invite the Administration to join us in committing to this sensible goal.
“I look forward to working with the next OMB director to get spending and debt under control so we can regain control of our future.”