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CBC would back Young for OMB if Tanden falls

CBC would back Young for OMB if Tanden falls
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Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) leaders are prepared to push for Shalanda Young to lead President BidenJoe BidenFederal Reserve chair: Economy would have been 'so much worse' without COVID-19 relief bills Biden to meet Monday with bipartisan lawmakers about infrastructure Jill Biden gives shout out to Champ, Major on National Pet Day MORE’s budget office if his original pick 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 is unable to get confirmed, CBC Chairwoman Joyce BeattyJoyce Birdson BeattyDemocrats spar over COVID-19 vaccine strategy Black Caucus backs Biden's pick to head DOJ Civil Rights Division Sole GOP vote on House police reform bill says he 'accidentally pressed the wrong voting button' MORE’s (D-Ohio) office confirmed to The Hill.

The congresswoman’s office emphasized that this was contingent on Tanden — a veteran of several Democratic administrations — not being able to get the required stamp of approval from the Senate.

Tanden's nomination is opposed by Sen. Joe ManchinJoe ManchinBiden to meet Monday with bipartisan lawmakers about infrastructure Biden is thinking about building that wall — and that's a good thing Buttigieg on exaggerated infrastructure jobs estimate: 'I should have been more precise' MORE (D-W.Va.) and most Republican senators because of insulting tweets she directed toward Republicans while she served as head of the Center for American Progress, and as an adviser to Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonClose the avenues of foreign meddling Pelosi planned on retiring until Trump won election: report Pence autobiography coming from Simon & Schuster MORE's presidential campaign. Democrats backing Tanden have said it is hypocritical of Republicans to criticize her remarks given former President TrumpDonald TrumpGaetz was denied meeting with Trump: CNN Federal Reserve chair: Economy would have been 'so much worse' without COVID-19 relief bills Police in California city declare unlawful assembly amid 'white lives matter' protest MORE's insulting tweets.

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Young, who became the House Appropriations Committee’s Democratic staff director in 2017 after serving as a staffer for a decade, is Biden’s pick to be the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) deputy director.

She was the first Black woman to be the House spending panel’s top aide and, like Tanden, who is Indian American, would be the first woman of color to head OMB.

Outwardly, the White House is still fully supporting Tanden.

“This is a process — confirmations, getting individuals confirmed is,” White House press secretary Jen PsakiJen PsakiWhite House sends mixed message on higher taxes The Memo: Biden's five biggest foreign policy challenges Biden eyes bigger US role in global vaccination efforts MORE said at a press briefing. “She has two committee votes this week, and we’re working toward that and we’ll continue to work in supporting her nomination.”