The Biden administration has introduced that Indian-American Neera Tanden, who had withdrawn her nomination to steer the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) amid bipartisan criticism, will now be a part of the White House as a senior adviser to President Joe Biden.
In a press release, John Podesta, the founding father of Center for American Progress (CAP) mentioned: “Neera’s intellect, tenacity, and political savvy will be an asset to the Biden administration as she assumes a new role as senior adviser to the president. While we will be sorry to lose her considerable policy expertise and leadership at the Center for American Progress–an organization which we founded together in 2003–I am exceptionally thrilled to see her step into a new position serving this White House and the American people.”
He additional mentioned that most of the coverage options underneath the Biden administration have been developed and led by Tanden at CAP over a few years.
“The administration’s efforts will be magnified with Neera Tanden on the team, and I am excited to see what she will achieve in the role of senior adviser and in the years to come,” he added.
Tanden serves as president and CEO of CAP and has served because the CEO of the Center for American Progress Action Fund.
In March, Tanden had withdrawn her nomination as Director of the White House OMB after the Democrats didn’t safe sufficient votes within the Senate to safe her affirmation.
President Biden’s choose to steer the White House funds workplace had earlier generated early controversy, rising as a direct goal for conservatives and Republican lawmakers. Neera is alleged to have run in bother with a number of the Republican senators because of her feedback about some members of the Senate on Twitter, The Hill reported.
“I appreciate how hard you and your team at the White House has worked to win my confirmation. Unfortunately, it now seems clear that there is no path forward to gain confirmation and I do not want continued consideration of my nomination to be a distraction from your other priorities,” Tanden mentioned in a press release.
Besides accepting Neera’s request for withdrawal, US President Joe Biden indicated that she will likely be introduced again in one other capability in his administration.
“I have accepted Neera Tanden’s request to withdraw her name from nomination for Director of the Office of Management and Budget. I have the utmost respect for her record of accomplishment, her experience and her counsel, and I look forward to having her serve in a role in my Administration. She will bring valuable perspective and insight to our work,” Biden mentioned.
If Tanden had been chosen, she would have been the primary girl of color and the primary South Asian American to steer the OMB.
Tanden was additionally the director of home coverage for the Obama-Biden presidential marketing campaign, the place she managed all home coverage proposals.
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