U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about strengthening the economy for the middle class and measures to combat gun violence during a visit to Hyde Park Academy in Chicago, Illinois February 15, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
Obama to nominate Walmart's Burwell as White House budget chief: sources
Posted : Sunday, 03 March 2013 03:47PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama plans to nominate Walmart Foundation head Sylvia Mathews Burwell to head the White House Office of Management and Budget on Monday, sources said on Sunday.
Burwell is a veteran of Bill Clinton's White House and has helped steer philanthropic efforts while at Walmart in Bentonville, Arkansas. The sources, who asked to remain unidentified, said plans were for Burwell to be nominated on Monday.
(Reporting by Steve Holland, Richard Cowan and Jeff Masonl Editing by Will Dunham)
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