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Mick Mulvaney receives no good grades from the legislature as budget negotiator: NPR



White House Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, pictured at the Oval Office on May 13, is one of President Trump's closest advisers, but his bargaining tactics are not very popular on Capitol Hill.

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The reigning White House chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, is one of President Trump's closest advisers.

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Government spending battles have become almost routine in Washington, and every time the negotiators fall into deadlock, there is a mess to assign the blame.

Many on Capitol Hill complain that the White House is to blame if they can not reach an agreement. The biggest culprit in many minds is the reigning White House chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney.

Mulvaney has long been a controversial figure in Washington. The former South Carolina Congressman was known for his tough demands to cut federal spending. He voted against most of the spending bills and accused Congress of spending on everything from Medicare to the Department of Defense.