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Sen. Landrieu: will block nominee until moratorium lifted

4 years ago Thursday, September 23, 2010 3:12:00 PM CDT September 23, 2010 Thursday, September 23 2010 Sep 23, 2010 in News
Source: Associated Press

Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu says she will block a Senate vote to confirm the nominee to a key White House economic office to protest the six-month moratorium on deepwater oil and gas drilling in the Gulf.

Landrieu, a Democrat, says she will object to a vote on Jacob Lew to head the Office of Management and Budget until the administration lifts or significantly modifies the moratorium imposed after the BP oil spill.

She says she is not convinced the White House understands the seriousness of the job losses and other economic problems caused by the moratorium.

The Senate Budget Committee on Thursday approved Lew's nomination on a 22-1 vote, setting the stage for a vote by the full Senate in the coming weeks.

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