Anna Moneymaker / Pool / The New York Times via APNeera Tanden, President Joe Biden’s nominee for director of the Office of Management and Budget, appears before a Senate Budget Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C, on Feb. 10, 2021. (Anna Moneymaker / Pool / The New York Times via AP)
The nomination of Neera Tanden to head the White House Office of Management and Budget was thrown in doubt on Friday as Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia became the first Democratic lawmaker to oppose her confirmation.
During her confirmation hearings, Tanden apologized for spending years attacking top Republicans on social media.
She is a former adviser to Hillary Clinton and served as president of the liberal Center for American Progress.
With the Senate evenly divided between 50 Republicans and 50 Democrats, she’ll likely need support from at least one Republican to win confirmation.