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Biden Team Hunts for Tanden Votes as Senate Opposition Grows (1)

Feb. 23, 2021, 7:37 PM

The White House is still fighting to win confirmation for President Joe Biden’s nominee as budget director, Neera Tanden, eyeing a handful of Republicans who haven’t yet said how they’ll vote, while a prominent Democratic aide, Shalanda Young, has emerged as a leading alternative for the job.

Young is a former appropriations aide to House Democrats who was lined up to be Tanden’s deputy at the Office of Management and Budget. Gene Sperling, former director of the National Economic Council under both Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, is also under consideration should Tanden’s nomination fail,...

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