Neera Tanden

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Joe Biden’s current nomination for the Office of Management and Budget is on the rocks. 

Neera Tanden, a longtime Democratic strategist and president of the liberal think tank Center for American Progress, faces strong opposition from Republicans, and a key Democrat, for her history of tweets criticizing Republican members.

The OMB director primarily oversees the production of the president’s budget, which is expected in the coming weeks.

“I think it’s not over yet but I think you can’t leave this position too long, it hurts the government,” one former Obama administration official told Insider.

Sen. Joe Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat who’s enjoying key swing-vote status has said he won’t vote for her. Manchin’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

In a 50-50 Senate, losing a Democrat and not gaining a Republican ally will likely spell doom for Tanden’s nomination. So far, the moderate Republicans aren’t bailing Biden and Tanden out. Collins, as well as Mitt Romney of Utah, have said they won’t support her nomination.

While the White House is still backing Tanden and there is a chance her nomination could still go through, the names of a few Washington figures have begun floating around as …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Politics


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