Mar 15, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Senate confirms Shalanda Young as OMB director

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Shalanda Young. Photo: Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images

The Senate confirmed Shalanda Young as director of the Office of Management and Budget on Tuesday.

Why it matters: Young had been serving as acting director since last March, when Neera Tanden withdrew her nomination to head the agency due to opposition from senators in both parties. Young is the first Black woman to permanently lead the office.

The big picture: Young assumes the role as the office oversees implementation of President Biden's $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill.

  • Biden has nominated Nani Coloretti, senior vice president for financial and business strategy at the Urban Institute, to take over Young's position as deputy director.
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