Former White House budget director will write for Times op-ed pageBy AP
Friday, September 3, 2010
Former Obama adviser will write Times column
NEW YORK — Peter Orszag, the first high-profile member of President Barack Obama’s administration to leave the White House, will contribute a regular column for The New York Times beginning next week.
As White House budget director and an important Obama adviser, Orszag helped craft the landmark health care overhaul that passed this year. He was a leading proponent of the idea that successful health care reform would be a critical part of the effort to cut federal spending and deficits.
Orszag, 41, ran the Congressional Budget Office before joining the Obama administration and previously served as an assistant to the president on economic policy during Bill Clinton’s administration.
The Times announced Friday that Orszag will write a column for the op-ed page once or twice a month beginning Tuesday. He will also contribute to the newspaper’s Opinionator blog.
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