Joe Biden Pushes Forward on Neera Tanden as Senators Oppose Confirmation

Joe Biden Pushes Forward on Neera Tanden as Senators Oppose Confirmation


The White House said Monday it will continue to push for the Senate confirmation of Neera Tanden, its nominee to lead the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

“Neera Tanden = accomplished policy expert,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki wrote on Twitter, adding that she would be the first Asian American woman to lead the OMB.

Psaki also repeated the White House emphasis that Tanden was the beneficiary of federal welfare programs as a child, which made her a qualified choice to lead the agency.

“[L]ooking ahead to the committee votes this week and continuing to work toward her confirmation,” she concluded.

Neera Tanden=accomplished policy expert, would be 1st Asian American woman to lead OMB, has lived experience having benefitted from a number of federal programs as a kid, looking ahead to the committee votes this week and continuing to work toward her confirmation

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— Jen Psaki (@PressSec)

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