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 BidenTrump endorses challenger in Michigan AG race On The Money: Democrats get to the hard part Health Care — GOP attorneys general warn of legal battle over Biden's vaccine mandate MORE’s budget office if his original pick 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 is unable to get confirmed, CBC Chairwoman Joyce BeattyJoyce Birdson BeattyHarris, CBC put weight behind activist-led National Black Voter Day Activists gear up for voting rights march to mark King anniversary GOP hopefuls fight for Trump's favor in Ohio Senate race 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 ManchinBriahna Joy Gray: Push toward major social spending amid pandemic was 'short-lived' Overnight Energy & Environment — Presented by Climate Power — Emissions heading toward pre-pandemic levels Biden discusses agenda with Schumer, Pelosi ahead of pivotal week 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 ClintonAttorney indicted on charge of lying to FBI as part of Durham investigation Durham seeking indictment of lawyer with ties to Democrats: reports Paul Ryan researched narcissistic personality disorder after Trump win: book MORE's presidential campaign. Democrats backing Tanden have said it is hypocritical of Republicans to criticize her remarks given former President TrumpDonald TrumpOhio Republican who voted to impeach Trump says he won't seek reelection Youngkin breaks with Trump on whether Democrats will cheat in the Virginia governor's race Trump endorses challenger in Michigan AG race MORE's insulting tweets.


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 PsakiOvernight Defense & National Security: US-Australian sub deal causes rift with France Psaki says White House offered 'early stage call' to Nicki Minaj Biden discusses agenda with Schumer, Pelosi ahead of pivotal week 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.”