Thursday, November 30, 2017

Trump Nominates AZ Treasurer Jeff DeWit To Head NASA Finance Post

The White House announced Wednesday that Arizona Treasurer Jeff DeWit has been nominated to oversee the finances at NASA
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration job, which is based in Washington, D.C., requires Senate confirmation and involves overseeing an estimated $20 billion budget as well as the agency's financial operations.

NASA finances will be in good hands since DeWit was elected state treasurer The Arizona  land trust fund grew to $5.6 billion at the end of June, an all-time record, even as it paid out $290 million, also a record high.
"Since the conclusion of last year's presidential election, there has been much speculation as to what my future was going to be, and my response has been and remains that I truly love Arizona and my current role as state treasurer," DeWit said in a statement. "However, when the president of the United States asks you to serve your country, it is my duty to answer the call."
DeWit said he would remain in his current post for now.
DeWit said his "deep love for the state of Arizona and the opportunity to keep serving the wonderful people here at home is something that constantly tugs at my heart. This is definitely a tough decision."