Obama's choice for budget job

US President Barack Obama will nominate Walmart Foundation head Sylvia Mathews Burwell (pictured) to be his next budget chief. It comes after Mr Obama signed across-the-board cuts of $US85 billion ($83.3 billion) in US federal spending after failing to clinch an agreement with Republicans to solve the nation's deficit and debt problem.

US President Barack Obama will nominate Walmart Foundation head Sylvia Mathews Burwell (pictured) to be his next budget chief. It comes after Mr Obama signed across-the-board cuts of $US85 billion ($83.3 billion) in US federal spending after failing to clinch an agreement with Republicans to solve the nation's deficit and debt problem.

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