John Michael Mulvaney (; born July 21, 1967) is an American politician of the Republican Party who will serve as President Donald Trump's Acting Chief of Staff. He is currently serving in President Donald Trump's cabinet as Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and was acting Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) from November 2017 to December 2018.
He was nominated as OMB Director by President-elect Donald Trump in December 2016 and confirmed by Senate vote (51–49) on February 16, 2017. Elected to the United States House of Representatives in 2010, he was the first Republican since 1883 to represent South Carolina's 5th congressional district where he served until his confirmation as OMB Director in 2017. Mulvaney served in the South Carolina General Assembly from 2007 to 2011, first in the State House of Representatives and then the State Senate.In November 2017, Trump appointed Mulvaney to serve as Acting CFPB Director under the Federal Vacancies Reform Act, which allows for the president to appoint an interim replacement without Senate confirmation. Mulvaney's appointment was contested by CFPB Deputy Director Leandra English, but a federal judge had ruled in Mulvaney's favor, thus Mulvaney was simultaneously directing both CFPB and OMB fro almost 13 months.
On December 14, 2018, Donald Trump named Mulvaney as his acting Chief of Staff. Wikipedia