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OMB Head Nominee Rep. Mick Mulvaney Expresses Doubts Over Federal Funding For Disease Research In Facebook Post

Mother Jones: Trump’s Pick for Budget Director Isn’t Sure the Government Should Fund Scientific Research
“Mick Mulvaney, the ultra-conservative South Carolina congressman whom Donald Trump has tapped to be his budget director, has questioned whether the federal government should spend any money on scientific research. If confirmed by the Senate to lead the Office of Management and Budget, Mulvaney, a deficit hawk who recently spoke before a chapter of the right-wing-fringe John Birch Society, would be in charge of crafting Trump’s budget and overseeing the functioning of federal agencies. One thing he seems to believe the budget and the agencies should not be funding is research into diseases like the Zika virus…” (Levy, 12/19).

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