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OMB nominee gets hearing on Feb. 9

OMB nominee gets hearing on Feb. 9
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Neera TandenNeera TandenFive ways an obscure Senate ruling could change Washington 2024 GOP White House hopefuls lead opposition to Biden Cabinet White House delays release of budget plan 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 TrumpHarry Reid reacts to Boehner book excerpt: 'We didn't mince words' Man arrested for allegedly threatening to stab undercover Asian officer in NYC Trump says GOP will take White House in 2024 in prepared speech MORE’s first OMB head, faced hearings from both the Homeland Security panel and the Senate Budget Committee, chaired by Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersHillicon Valley: Amazon wins union election — says 'our employees made the choice' On The Money: Biden .5T budget proposes major hike in social programs | GOP bashes border, policing provisions Overnight Defense: Biden proposes 3B defense budget | Criticism comes in from left and right | Pentagon moves toward new screening for extremists 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 CramerBiden administration faces big decision on whether to wade into Dakota Access fight OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Supreme Court declines to hear challenge to Obama marine monument designation | Interior reverses course on tribal ownership of portion of Missouri river | White House climate adviser meets with oil and gas companies Senate GOP pushes back on list of participants in oil and gas leasing forum 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.