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(Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), a senior member of the Senate Budget Committee, released the following statement on the confirmation of Jacob Lew as Director of the Office of Management and Budget last night. Murray met with Lew in August of this year. Murray also questioned him about Hanford in a hearing in September.

 “Jack Lew is the right man for the OMB and I am very glad that the Senate confirmed him last night. He understands that tackling the debt and deficit is absolutely critical for our nation’s future, and he has the skills and experience to take on that challenge in a responsible way.

“When I met with Jack earlier this year I also talked to him about the federal government’s legal and moral obligation to clean up Hanford. I look forward to working with him on this issue, and I will be watching closely to make sure Hanford and the Tri-Cities community get the resources they need this year and for years to come.”