METAIRIE, La.—Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) issued the following statement today regarding President-elect Donald Trump’s choice of Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.) to be Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB):

“Mick Mulvaney is a tireless champion of fiscal conservatism, and the decision by President-elect Trump to nominate Mick as the head of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) sends a strong message that he’s serious about forcing Washington to get its fiscal house in order. I applaud this commitment by President-elect Trump to bring budgetary sanity and fiscal responsibility to our federal government, and I congratulate my friend and colleague, Mick Mulvaney, on his nomination to this important post.”