Biden choice for budget chief faces new hurdles in Congress


February 25, 2021

Andrew Harnik, Associated Press file

Neera Tanden

WASHINGTON - The increasingly slim odds - and surprisingly thin outreach from the White House - for Neera Tanden's nomination as head of the Office of Management and Budget are raising growing questions about how long the president will stick with her, in an early test of how he will use his limited political capital.

In the latest sign of trouble for Tanden, two Senate panels slated to take up her nomination, the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and the Budget Committee, both postponed meetings scheduled for Wednesday.

For the third straight day, the White House batted off questions about Tanden's path to confirmation after at least one key Democrat and multiple Republicans came out against her.


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