The new year brought with it a continued government shutdown, a Democrat led House of Representatives, and several changes within the Trump administration.
One of the most significant transitions? Mick Mulvaney, who had been the director of the Office of Management and Budget, is now the acting White House Chief of Staff.
The position of White House Chief of Staff is incredibly important to the success of any administration.
That individual is, as the name suggests, in charge of managing White House organization, negotiating and executing policy priorities, and monitoring access to the president.
Prior to serving in the Trump Administration, Mulvaney was known as one of the most fiscally conservative members in the House of Representatives.
As OMB Director, Mulvaney cultivated a reputation as being a hands-on principal – growing close with mid and senior level staff.
Mulvaney has consistently been an incredibly versatile surrogate and ardent defender of the president both on television and on Capitol Hill.
All of these traits are extremely valuable and take on extra significance with a Democrats controlling the House of Representatives and the looming election in 2020.
Here’s the bottom line: We have seen many changes within the Trump administration in recent months – and it is comforting to know that helping steer the ship is someone with a strong record who has been with the president since day one of this administration.