Democratic Lawmakers Criticize White House OMB For Allegedly Obstructing, Politicizing Aid Funding, Devex Reports

Devex: Democratic lawmakers slam White House budget office for obstructing aid funds
“Two Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives sent a strongly worded letter to the White House Office of Management and Budget Wednesday outlining a litany of concerns related to what they consider an abuse of the budget office’s authority, and a pattern of interference in State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development spending. ‘We write to express our deep concerns about the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB’s) increasingly dubious and politicized applications of budget law, as well as the role they have played in impeding other agencies’ ability to use their enacted appropriations,’ wrote Reps. John Yarmuth, chair of the House Committee on the Budget, and Nita Lowey, chair of the House Committee on Appropriations…” (Igoe, 9/19).