May 14, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Former OMB nominee Neera Tanden joins White House as senior adviser

Photo of Neera Tanden speaking in her confirmation hearing
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Neera Tanden, who withdrew her nomination to lead the Office of Management and Budget after several senators voiced opposition, has taken a new role as White House senior adviser, Axios confirmed Friday.

The big picture: Tanden pulled her name from consideration for the Cabinet-level position in March following bipartisan criticism of her past combative tweets.

  • In her new role, which does not require Senate confirmation, Tanden will plan for policy changes that could come by way of the Supreme Court's forthcoming decision on the Affordable Care Act.
  • CNN first reported the news.

A longtime aide to Hillary Clinton, Tanden is currently president of the liberal Center for American Congress.

Of note: Shalanda Young, confirmed by the Senate as deputy budget director, is OMB's acting director until a permanent choice is determined.

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