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Wall Street looking for more than budget from Washington

WASHINGTON, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Two former presidential budget officials Sunday urged Congress to be more consistent as a way of improving the economy.
White House: E-mail was early problem

White House: E-mail was early problem

WASHINGTON, March 15 (UPI) -- E-mail breakdowns caused by aging technology plagued the Obama administration's first days in office, the chief information officer for the White House says.

Orszag becomes New York Times columnist

NEW YORK, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Former Obama administration budget guru Peter Orszag will ply his talents for The New York Times as a contributing columnist, the newspaper said Friday.

Orszag serenaded by heckler

WASHINGTON, July 28 (UPI) -- Outgoing U.S. Office of Management and Budget Director Peter Orszag found himself heckled in an expletive-laced song sung by a member of his audience.
Federal deficit to top $1.4 trillion

Federal deficit to top $1.4 trillion

WASHINGTON, July 23 (UPI) -- White House Budget Director Peter Orszag says the federal deficit will exceed $1.4 trillion this year and in 2011, a smaller deficit than previously forecast.
Lew nominated to return as OMB director

Lew nominated to return as OMB director

WASHINGTON, July 13 (UPI) -- President Obama Tuesday nominated former White House budget director Jacob "Jack" Lew to return to his old job.
Report: Budget director to leave post

Report: Budget director to leave post

WASHINGTON, June 22 (UPI) -- Director of the Office of Management and Budget Peter Orszag plans to leave office next month, multiple media reports in Washington said Monday.

Orszag promises to cut redundant programs

WASHINGTON, June 8 (UPI) -- Peter Orszag, head of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, promised Tuesday in a Washington speech to cut duplicate programs in the federal government.

Obama requests scalpel for budget cuts

WASHINGTON, May 24 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama has proposed a plan to reduce congressional spending, allowing him to cut "heavily earmarked" bills submitted for his signature.
Obama to comment on jobs report

Obama to comment on jobs report

WASHINGTON, May 7 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama will comment on the monthly jobs report Friday, the White House said.

Agreement reached on debt panel

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- The Obama administration and Democratic leaders in Congress agreed Tuesday to set up a commission to recommend ways to reduce the huge U.S. budget debt.
Orszag: Daughter born out of wedlock

Orszag: Daughter born out of wedlock

WASHINGTON, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- White House Budget Director Peter Orszag acknowledged Wednesday he is the father of a daughter born out of wedlock.
Deeper recession bumps up deficit estimate

Deeper recession bumps up deficit estimate

WASHINGTON, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- A deeper-than-expected economic downtown has prompted the U.S. government to raise its 10-year deficit estimate to $9 trillion, officials said.

Orszag: Economy back from the brink

NEW YORK, July 22 (UPI) -- The U.S. economy is "no longer on the brink of disaster," White House budget director Peter Orszag said Wednesday.

Congress's budget plans align with Obama's

WASHINGTON, March 25 (UPI) -- The U.S. House and Senate budget panels are taking up resolutions "fully in line" with President Obama's priorities, the White House budget director says.
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Peter Richard Orszag (pronounced /ˈɔrzæɡ/; born December 16, 1968) is an American economist who is a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. He is also a contributing columnist for the New York Times Op-Ed page. Until July 30, he was the 37th Director of the Office of Management and Budget under President Barack Obama.

Orszag grew up in Lexington, Massachusetts. After graduating from Phillips Exeter Academy with high honors (1987), he earned an A.B. summa cum laude in economics from Princeton University in 1991, and a M.Sc. (1992) and a Ph.D. (1997) in economics from the London School of Economics. He was a Marshall Scholar 1991–1992, and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He is also a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Science.

Economists Alan Blinder (who taught him at Princeton) and Joseph Stiglitz were his mentors early in life, and later Robert Rubin.

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