Former Heritage Action VP joins Trump Administration

Russ Vought, former Heritage Action Vice President, was just confirmed by the Senate to serve as Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget.

In an email to members, Heritage Action’s CEO stated:

Today, I would like to congratulate former Heritage Action Vice President of Grassroots, Russ Vought, on his confirmation to become the new Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

Russ is one of the most talented, principled, and compassionate conservative leaders I know in Washington.

He and I have worked together since Heritage Action’s inception in 2010. In his role at Heritage Action, he oversaw the building and management of our leading grassroots activist army that keeps Congress accountable to the American people. That army has grown to nearly 20,000 today and we are extremely thankful for Russ’s leadership in that endeavor.

The Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget plays a critical role in the federal budget process and in overseeing the performance of federal agencies. Russ is a courageous leader for conservatism and I look forward to seeing his impact in this role in President Trump’s administration.

You may remember from my email last summer, that Russ’ confirmation was held up because of attacks by Senator Bernie Sanders for his religious faith. It has been a long journey and I know Russ will make all of us at Heritage Action proud.

Please join me in thanking him for the strong stance he is taking for the conservative principles that you and I believe in.


Michael A. Needham

Please join us in congratulating Vought on his confirmation.


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