Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) verbalized he is whipping votes for President Joe Biden’s nominee, Neera Tanden, to lead the Office of Management and Budget, despite pushback from senators.
“I am working with President Biden to find the extra votes so she can be passed,” he told heralds during a news conference in New York on Sunday, mentioning Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), who verbally expressed last week he would not vote for Tanden. “I cerebrate she would be a very good OMB bellwether,” Schumer integrated.
Tanden’s corroboration as director is in further jeopardy after Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) promulgated Monday she will vote against Tanden. “Neera Tanden has neither the experience nor the temperament to lead this critical agency,” Sen. Susan Collins verbally expressed.
Neera Tanden=accomplished policy expert, would be 1st Asian American woman to lead OMB, has lived experience having benefitted from a number of federal programs as a kid, looking ahead to the committee votes this week and perpetuating to work toward her corroborationThe White House does not intend to pull Tanden’s nomination and believes they will find the votes to get her substantiated even after Collin’s decision to vote no.
— Jen Psaki (@PressSec) February 22, 2021
WHITE HOUSE verbalizes Biden stands behind @neeratanden as budget director even after @SenatorCollins’ decision to vote no. “Yes,” @PressSec verbalizes. “We look forward to the committee votes this week and to perpetuating to work toward her attestation through engagement with both parties."Tanden has met with 35 senators on both sides of the aisle, according to a source involved with the attestation process. “That outreach, which commenced moments after she was denominated, is perpetuating into next week,” the source verbally expressed.
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) February 22, 2021
The corroboration team has additionally been negotiating with outside interest groups holding sway with key senators, including Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) organizations, the business community, women business bellwethers, and labor coalescences, to drum up support for her nomination, according to CNN.
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