July 27, 2021

Neera Tanden withdraws from nomination to direct budget office – live

‘It now seems clear there is no path forward to gain confirmation’ Governor Greg Abbott...

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The Senate has confirmed Cecilia Rouse to chair the White House Council of Economic Advisers. She will be the first Black chair in the council in its 75-year history.

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Tanden’s letter to Biden requesting her withdrawal said:

Dear President Biden,

I am writing to you to withdraw my nomination for Director of the Office of Management and Budget. It has been an honor of a lifetime to be considered for this role and for the faith placed in me.

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