WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) released the following statement today in support of President Obama’s nomination of Jack Lew to head the Office of Management and Budget.

“As we work to pull our country out of eight years of deficit spending, we will be well-served by the leadership of Jack Lew. Under his direction, our country made great strides toward improving the efficiency and responsiveness of government and achieved a balanced budget for the first time in decades. I look forward to working with the administration to create policies that put us on a path toward a fiscally sustainable future.”