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Neera Tanden: What to know about Biden's OMB director pick
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President Joe Biden has nominated Neera Tanden to lead the White House Office of Management and Budget, the agency responsible for, among other things, developing the president’s budget proposals.
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Tanden has risen to prominence in Democratic circles over the years. She was an adviser to Hillary Clinton and since 2011 has been the chief executive officer and president of the Center for American Progress, a liberal think tank. Since its founding in 2003 by President Bill Clinton’s former chief of staff, John Podesta, the organization has wielded considerable influence on the Democratic Party.
During President Barack Obama’s first term, Tanden was a senior adviser to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and played a role in shaping the Affordable Care Act – also known as Obamacare.