Kaplan becomes OMB deputy director

Kaplan becomes OMB deputy director

The Senate yesterday unanimously confirmed Joel David Kaplan to be deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget. He will help oversee preparation of budget submissions to Congress and help supervise executive branch agencies.

OMB now has filled out its top management. Director Joshua Bolten and deputy director for management Clay Johnson were confirmed earlier this summer.

Kaplan previously served as a special assistant to President Bush in the chief of staff's office and worked on a wide-ranging issues of international economic affairs, homeland security, energy and transportation.

He earned a bachelor's degree from Harvard University and a law degree from Harvard Law School.

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