Postponement of the scheduled hearings to vote on Neera Tanden’s nomination for the position of Director of the Office of Management and Budget
She is an American attorney and political consultant of Indian descent, born in 1970, and she obtained a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1992.
On November 29, 2020, she was appointed head of the Administration and Budget Office within the Joe Biden administration with Senate approval.
An official with the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee said he wanted Senators more time to consider the nomination
and he added that Chairman Senator Bernie Sanders, who is an independent and who has happened between him and Neera Tanden in the past, informed Tandin personally by phone. Tuesday evening about the committee’s plans to postpone the decision
A large group of Republican members will not support Neeraa Tanden due to its previous partisan criticisms targeting lawmakers in severe attacks that contradict Biden’s pledges.
On the other hand, Democratic Senator Joe Mansheen
“I have carefully reviewed Neera Tanden’s public statements and her tweets directed personally to my colleagues on both sides of the aisle from Senator Sanders to Senator McConnell and others. I think her public partisan remarks will have a toxic and detrimental effect on the important work,” Manchin said in a statement. Administration and budget. ”“ For this reason, I cannot support her candidacy. ”
Republican Senator Susan Collins also said
“Congress must be able to trust the Director of the Office of Office Management (OMB) to make countless decisions in an impartial manner, and to implement the text of law and the intention of Congress.” “Nira Tandin has neither the experience nor the mood to lead this crucial agency. Her past actions have demonstrated exactly the kind of hostility President Biden has pledged to overcome.”