OMB nominee gets hearing on Feb. 9

OMB nominee gets hearing on Feb. 9
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Neera TandenNeera TandenCapito grills EPA nominee on '#ResistCapitalism' tweet Senate backlog of Biden nominees frustrates White House Harris hosts CEOs, executives at White House to discuss affordable childcare MORE, President Biden’s nominee to head the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), will have her hearing before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee next Tuesday, the panel said in a statement Tuesday.

Then-Rep. Mick MulvaneyMick MulvaneyHeadhunters having hard time finding jobs for former Trump officials: report Trump holdovers are denying Social Security benefits to the hardest working Americans Mulvaney calls Trump's comments on Capitol riot 'manifestly false' MORE (R-S.C.), former President TrumpDonald TrumpCapitol fencing starts coming down after 'Justice for J6' rally Netanyahu suggests Biden fell asleep in meeting with Israeli PM Aides try to keep Biden away from unscripted events or long interviews, book claims MORE’s first OMB head, faced hearings from both the Homeland Security panel and the Senate Budget Committee, chaired by Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersManchin suggests pausing talks on .5 trillion package until 2022: report Yarmuth and Clyburn suggest .5T package may be slimmed Sanders calls deadly Afghan drone strike 'unacceptable' MORE (I-Vt.). A spokesperson for the Budget Committee told The Hill it did not yet have a timeline for Tanden’s hearing.

Biden announced Tanden, who heads the liberal think tank Center for American Progress, as his nominee on Nov. 30, before two Senate runoff elections in Georgia secured a 50-50 Democratic majority in the chamber. GOP senators suggested at the time that Tanden would face a confirmation fight due to her history of outspoken criticism of Republicans on social media.

Last week, Sen. Kevin CramerKevin John CramerThe Memo: Biden beats Trump again — this time in the Senate The 19 GOP senators who voted for the T infrastructure bill Republicans unveil bill to ban federal funding of critical race theory MORE (R-N.D.), a member of the Budget Committee, said he had spoken with Tanden by phone and did not rule out supporting her nomination.

“While we have our differences, I hope to work with both the Office of Management and Budget and the Council of Economic Advisors on the issues where we can find agreement for North Dakotans. I appreciate both of them taking the time and look forward to their confirmation hearings,” Cramer said in a statement.