After more than two years as acting U.S. Comptroller General–a job that entails leading the Government Accountability Office-Gene Dodaro got the nod today from President Obama for a long-term appointment to the post.
In a release, Obama said he intends to nominate Dodaro, a 37-year GAO veteran, for the position of Comptroller General. Dodaro has held the job on a provisional basis since March 2008; in a statement today, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said that she, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and a bipartisan congressional commission recommended Dodaro for the 15-year appointment.
“As the comptroller general, Gene Dodaro will continue to uphold the public trust as the leader of the GAO,” Pelosi said. Also praising the nomination was Sen. Joseph Lieberman, I-Conn., who chairs the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, which will review Dodaro’s nomination as part of the Senate confirmation process.
Lieberman “has always thought Mr. Dodaro was an effective leader at GAO, and a valued adviser to Congress,” a spokeswoman said. “His nearly four decades of experience at GAO more than qualifies him for this key position.”