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WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden is standing firm on his pick for White House budget chief even as her confirmation was thrown into doubt after a key moderate Democrat said he would vote against her.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...ck/4523573001/

Longtime Democratic hand Neera Tanden, tapped to lead the powerful Office of Management and Budget, has faced a thorny confirmation process as she's been forced to reckon with a trail of past tweets and statements that targeted GOP senators and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. But Biden is pressing ahead with her nomination, despite losing a key vote, and Tanden is planning to continue her outreach to senators next week, according to an official familiar with the confirmations process.
Though she's mended bridges along the way, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.V., announced Friday he would oppose her nomination after he concluded her prior statements and tweets were "overtly partisan" and would have a "toxic and detrimental impact" on the relationship between Congress and the OMB.





Tanden began outreach "moments after she was named" and has since met with more than 35 senators on both sides of the aisle, the official said. The team behind the president's Cabinet confirmations has also been in close contact with outside groups including Asian American and Pacific Islander organizations, labor unions, members of the business community, female business leaders, and faith leaders.



"He thinks she'd be an incredibly successful budget director as far as helping turn our economy around during this time of crisis. And gauging from her strong backing ranging from the business community to the labor movement, he's not at all alone," an official] said. "We're pushing our engagement forward going into next week's votes."



Although a final Senate vote on Tanden's nomination has yet been scheduled, Manchin's opposition could imperil her confirmation because of the Senate's 50-50 split between Republicans and Democrats. She would need to pick up at least one vote from a Republican, and for Vice President Kamala Harris to break a potential tie, to secure the simple majority needed for confirmation.

Following Manchin's announcement, Biden hinted that he might have some GOP support to compensate for the loss of a Democratic vote.

"I think we are going to find the votes to get her confirmed," he told reporters Friday after deplaning Air Force One following a trip to a Michigan Pfizer vaccine facility.

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki offered her full-throated support in a statement, calling Tanden an "accomplished policy expert who would be an excellent Budget Director and we look forward to the committee votes next week and to continuing to work toward her confirmation through engagement with both parties."

But Tanden has received an outpouring of public support across the political spectrum, including the right-leaning U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which sent a letter of endorsement to the two committees tasked with vetting Tanden.
Mark Holden, former senior vice president and general counsel of Koch Industries, also penned a letter urging her quick confirmation to the chairmen of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and Senate Budget Committee.

"Ms. Tanden and I do not agree on many issues. But even when we did not agree, I found her to be a person of principle who would listen respectfully and respond thoughtfully," he wrote in a letter obtained by USA TODAY. "In short, she was an effective and reliable ally and was always mission focused."

The Communications Workers of America, the Breast Cancer Coalition and a number of AAPI groups have also sent letters to members of the Senate endorsing Tanden's nomination. And more than 100 public health experts backed her nomination.
I don't know but I do know we need expert help in that department quickly.
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Neera Tanden deleted tweets slamming GOP senators ahead of nomination to become OMB director

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President-elect Joe Biden's pick to become the next director of the Office of Management and Budget, a key economic post that oversees the production of the president's proposed budget for his agenda, deleted critical tweets of GOP senators on Twitter, setting the stage for a tough confirmation process.

Neera Tanden a former Clinton campaign aide, president of the left-leaning think tank Center for American Progress and a prolific Twitter user -- repeatedly slammed Republican politicians on her personal Twitter account. While many of her tweets expressed sentiments common to partisan Democratic operatives, some Republicans have signaled that the tweets are a vulnerability for Tanden's confirmation.

In the days after the election, Tanden quietly began to delete more than 1,000 tweets from her personal account, some of which were reviewed by CNN's KFile.

....She also deleted harsh attacks at Republican senators who will likely become crucial votes for Tanden to secure her nomination, including Maine Sen. Susan Collins, and deleted tweets supporting Democratic opponents.
I guess "mean tweets" don't matter anymore....Free passes all around!!!!...
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I guess "mean tweets" don't matter anymore....Free passes all around!!!!...
Yeah mentions that in the article the OP is from. She also mean tweeted at Senator Bernie Sanders.
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Don't forget the Center for American Progress CAP, is a George Soros funded temporary employment agency for laundering payments to radical Democrats while they await their next influential post, prepayment for promoting Soros radical Leftist positions. Evidently money from convicted stock swindler, economy wrecking currency speculator and Nazi sympathizer Soros isn't tainted, it spends the same.

Tanden would fit right in the Biden administration culture of monetizing public position influence into private and foreign interest payoffs. The Secretaries of state and Treasury collected millions in so-called speaking and consulting fees from interests they are now positioned to help. But that pales by comparison to the $1.5 billion our President collected through his son and bag man Hunter from the Red Chinese.
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Don't forget the Center for American Progress CAP, is a George Soros funded temporary employment agency for laundering payments to radical Democrats while they await their next influential post, prepayment for promoting Soros radical Leftist positions. Evidently money from convicted stock swindler, economy wrecking currency speculator and Nazi sympathizer Soros isn't tainted, it spends the same.

Tanden would fit right in the Biden administration culture of monetizing public position influence into private and foreign interest payoffs. The Secretaries of state and Treasury collected millions in so-called speaking and consulting fees from interests they are now positioned to help. But that pales by comparison to the $1.5 billion our President collected through his son and bag man Hunter from the Red Chinese.
would you rather have people like that edu sec b*tch besty whats-her-name pay for it with daddy's money?
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would you rather have people like that edu sec b*tch besty whats-her-name pay for it with daddy's money?
Actually, yes
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Actually, yes
so what is the difference? both would be buying their power under the current rules. neither is taking public money.

both have an agenda.
I disagree with sec of edu devos wanting to end public education. you disagree with Tandem on something I suppose. tho you didn't say what.
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White House pulls nomination of embattled budget chief pick Neera Tanden

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The White House is withdrawing Neera Tanden's nomination to lead the Office of Management and Budget, marking the first major personnel defeat for President Joe Biden.

Tanden ran into trouble after Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., came out against her, citing overtly partisan statements that he said would have a toxic and detrimental impact on the working relationship between Congress and the influential budget office.
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I hope he picks a less moderate one next time.
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I hope he picks a less moderate one next time.
Less moderate? Are you hoping for Stalin or Lenin?
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