Russell Vought

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Russ Vought
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42nd Director of the Office of Management and Budget
In office
July 22, 2020 – January 20, 2021
Acting: January 2, 2019 – July 22, 2020[a]
PresidentDonald Trump
DeputyDerek Kan
Preceded byMick Mulvaney
Succeeded byRob Fairweather (acting)
Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget
In office
March 14, 2018 – July 22, 2020
PresidentDonald Trump
Preceded byBrian Deese
Succeeded byDerek Kan
Personal details
Born (1976-03-26) March 26, 1976 (age 45)
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Mary
Children2
EducationWheaton College, Illinois (BA)
George Washington University (JD)

Russell T. Vought (born March 26, 1976) is an American political aide and government official. He was the Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget.[1] Before this, he was the vice president of Heritage Action for seven years.[2] He also was a legislative assistant for U.S. Senator Phil Gramm.[3][4]

In January 2019, Vought became Acting Director of the Office of Management and Budget.

On March 18, 2020, President Trump announced his intent to nominate him to be the full time Director of the Office of Management and Budget.[5] Vought became the permanent director on July 22, 2020.

Notes[change | change source]

  1. Vought was Acting Director from January 2, 2019 to March 31, 2020, during Mulvaney's term as Acting White House Chief of Staff; Vought continued in that position until being sworn in on July 22, 2020.

References[change | change source]

  1. Emma Green (June 8, 2017). "Bernie Sanders's Religious Test for Christians in Public Office". The Atlantic. Retrieved June 10, 2017.
  2. Edwards, Jane (April 10, 2017). "Russell Vought to Be Nominated OMB Deputy Chief". ExecutiveGov. Retrieved May 17, 2017.
  3. "President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Personnel to Key Administration Posts". The White House. April 7, 2017. Archived from the original on April 8, 2017. Retrieved May 17, 2017.
  4. Graff, Garrett (August 13, 2008). "The Insider: Russell Vought". Washingtonian. Retrieved May 17, 2017.
  5. "President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate and Appoint Individuals to Key Administration Posts". The White House. Archived from the original on 2020-03-18. Retrieved 2020-03-18.