06/21/07-- Senate Finance ranking member Charles E. Grassley, R-Iowa, and former Rep. Jim Nussle, R-Iowa, during a photo op. Former House Budget Chairman Nussle is the President's nominee for the director of the Office of Management and Budget. White House Budget Director Rob Portman, who has announced plans to resign, played an informal role as a bridge between President Bush and Hill Republicans as a member of the House (1993-2005). The GOP leadership relied on Portman's personal ties to...
Copyright Congressional Quarterly Inc.