WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joni Ernst issued the following statement after the United States Senate confirmed Mick Mulvaney to be Director of the Office of Management and Budget:

“Just as hardworking families all across Iowa do every day, the federal government must balance its budget. Mr. Mulvaney shares that belief, as well as my commitment to restoring integrity, fiscal responsibility, and efficiency back into the federal government. It’s time we get our nation on the right path, and I look forward to working with Mr. Mulvaney as we develop common-sense solutions.”