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Bush Chooses Portman as Next Budget Director

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Bush Chooses Portman as Next Budget Director

Bush-Portman.

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President Bush nominates Trade Representative Rob Portman as the White House budget director. Portman is a Washington insider and longtime friend of the president. Bush also selected Susan Schwab, the deputy trade representative, to move up to the top trade job, replacing Portman.