Business Briefs – February 16, 2017

Tea Party Gains Voice in President Trump’s Cabinet With Budget Chief

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate has confirmed President Trump’s pick to run the White House budget office, giving the Republicans’ tea party wing a voice in his Cabinet. S. Carolina Rep. Mick Mulvaney squeaked through the Senate on a nearly party-line vote. Sen. John McCain, who’s emerging as perhaps the most vocal critic of the Trump administration, opposed Mulvaney for past House votes supporting cuts to Pentagon spending.