President BidenJoe Biden Chief of the Intercept Office: Minimum wage was not a ‘high priority’ for Biden in COVID-19 relief South Carolina Senate adds firing squad as alternative method of execution Obama’s student, Seth Harris, to serve as employment advisor to Biden: report MORE you are looking for a new candidate to head the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) after Neera tandenNeera TandenMurkowski Never Told The White House That She Would Oppose Tanden On The Money: Tanden Withdraws Biden’s Budget Head Nomination | Aid Bill Tests Narrow Democratic Majority | Senate Confirms Biden’s Choice for Commerce, WH Chief Economist Tanden Withdraws His Nomination as Biden’s Budget Head MORE it was withdrawn from consideration this week.
Biden won’t name a replacement this week, press secretary Jen PsakiJen Psaki Tanden Withdraws Nomination As Biden Budget Chief Cardona Seeks To Turn From DeVos Era In Education White House Says Weekly Vaccine Doses Will Increase To 15.2 Million PLUS he said Wednesday, and the White House has not said anything about who is being considered. But the lobbying has already begun in earnest as lawmakers and outside groups pressure their preferred candidates.
Here are the names to watch as the Biden White House focuses on a new nominee for OMB director.
Shalanda Young is Biden’s choice for WBO deputy director, making her a natural choice for promotion to agency head, and she has received the most buzz of any potential nominee in the 24 hours since Tanden retired from the agency. consideration.
Spokesman Nancy pelosiNancy PelosiBiden Coronavirus Relief Bill Tests Narrow Democratic Majority Some Republicans Say Proxy Voting Gives Democrats An Advantage Gun Violence Prevention Groups Optimistic Background Check Legislation May Pass This Congress MORE (D-Calif.), Majority Leader Steny HoyerSteny Hamilton HoyerHouse’s Plans for Immigration Bills Add Uncertainty Over Biden’s Proposal This Week: Senate Accepts Coronavirus Relief After Minimum Wage Setback House Prepares for Tight Vote on Immigration Relief Package COVID-19 PLUS (D-Md.) And Majority Leader James Clyburn (DS.C.) issued a statement Wednesday endorsing Young for the job, and the Congressional Black Caucus and the New Democratic Coalition also supported her.
Perhaps most importantly, several Republican senators have indicated that they would support Young for both the deputy director position and the director position if she were nominated for the latter.
“You will get my support, maybe for both jobs,” the Senator said. Lindsey grahamLindsey Olin Graham Tanden Withdraws Nomination As Biden’s Budget Director, FBI Director, Tackles Legislator Frustration Over Capitol Rape Juan Williams: Hypocrisy Unleashes In Republican Party (RS.C.) said at a Senate Budget Committee hearing on Tuesday.
Young spent the past 14 years as a staff member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, and most recently in the top position of director of personnel. Young would be the first woman of color to lead WBO if she is nominated and confirmed.
Ann O’Leary has been featured as a possible replacement for Tanden since mid-February, when it appeared the latter’s nomination was in jeopardy.
O’Leary is a former assistant to Hillary clintonHillary Diane Rodham Clinton Clinton Recalls Former Advisor Vernon Jordan Biden Praises Vernon Jordan: ‘He Knew America’s Soul’ who served on his Senate legislative staff and on his 2016 presidential campaign. Most recently, she served as the California Governor’s chief of staff. Gavin newsomGavin NewsomTanden Withdraws Biden’s Budget Chief Nomination Closures Are A Chance Of A Lifetime For Conservatives Padilla Has ‘Big Chuck Taylors To Fill’ To Replace Harris MORE (D) before leaving that position in December.
Some progressive Democrats have endorsed O’Leary in discussions with the White House, and Politico reported in late February that O’Leary had privately expressed his belief that she would qualify for the job if Tanden’s nomination faltered.
O’Leary told Politico at the time that she was “1,000 percent behind” Tanden as a nominee.
Gene Sperling served as head of the National Economic Council (NEC) under former President Clinton and former President Obama, making him the only person to do so for two different presidents.
Sperling worked extensively on economic policy in both administrations. He worked as an assistant to the Secretary of the Treasury during the Obama administration before heading the NEC.
His supporters have touted Sperling’s experience on Capitol Hill and in budget struggles alongside his time in the Obama White House, arguing that it will help him navigate tough budget struggles.
But Tanden was a woman of color, and the Biden White House will likely face pressure to nominate a diverse candidate in her place.
Chris Lu, Nani Coloretti or Sonal Shah
With Tanden’s nomination lagging behind, the Biden administration has only nominated one person who is Asian-American or Pacific Islander for a cabinet position with their choice of Katherine taiKatherine TaiChina Plays Trump’s Card, But Biden Isn’t Buying It The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented By The AIDS Institute – Senate Referee Eliminates Minimum Wage, House Votes Today On On The Money: Manhattan Relief Bill DA Gets Trump Tax Returns | Biden’s nominee takes a look at the post-Trump trade agenda | Biden faces his first setback as Tanden staggers MORE as a US trade representative.
The Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus and advocacy groups urge Biden to consider an Asian American or Pacific Islander to replace Tanden, who would have been the first Native American woman to lead OMB.
Among the names being promoted are Chris Lu, who served as cabinet secretary during the Obama administration; Nani Coloretti, who was undersecretary for Housing and Urban Development during the Obama administration; and Sonal Shah, who founded the White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Engagement in the Obama White House and most recently served as director of national policy at Pete buttigiegPete ButtigiegHarris Boosts Support for Cities in Coronavirus Relief Package Exclusive: How Obama Hit the Warren The Hill 12:30 Report – Brought to you by Facebook – Biden vs. Trump, Part II MOREPresidential campaign.
“I hope @JoeBiden and the Administration consider another #AsianAmerican for OMB. This is the time and it is important to the #AAPI community, ”Shah tweeted on Tuesday.
Advocates have noted that Asian Americans are the fastest growing demographic in the United States, making representation in Biden’s cabinet particularly important.
“I think we went to great lengths with Neera’s nomination … At least having other Asian-Americans considered for the role would be helpful to the community,” said Madalene Xuan-Trang Mielke, president of the Institute for Asian Congress Studies. and American Pacific.