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Neera Tanden Withdraws Nomination For OMB Director

She had faced opposition for tweets she had sent attacking members of both parties before her nomination.
Posted at 2:00 PM, Mar 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-03 16:00:00-05

Neera Tanden has withdrawn her nomination for the Office of Management and Budget.

She's President Biden's first nominee to not make it through Senate approval.

Tanden faced opposition from Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and moderate Republicans for tweets she had sent attacking members of both parties before her nomination.

Tanden said she did not want to continue the process and become a distraction after it was clear to her and White House officials there was no path forward. The president has not announced a new nominee. 


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