White House confirms Zients to stay as acting budget chief

WASHINGTON, March 19 Tue Mar 19, 2013 12:03pm EDT

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WASHINGTON, March 19 (Reuters) - Jeff Zients will stay on as acting chief of the White House budget office, President Barack Obama's spokesman Jay Carney said on Tuesday, confirming a Reuters report.

Zients had been considered a front-runner to become U.S. trade chief.

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