Biden nominates Shalanda Young as budget director




  • In Politics
  • 2021-11-24 14:12:16Z
  • By Axios
 

President Biden on Wednesday nominated Shalanda Young to head the Office of Management and Budget permanently. She has served as acting director since March.

Why it matters: If confirmed by the Senate, Young would be the first Black woman to permanently lead the office, which has gone without a confirmed director for months after Biden's first nominee, Neera Tanden, withdrew her nomination because of opposition from several senators from both parties.

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Biden also nominated Nani Coloretti, the senior vice president for financial and business strategy at the Urban Institute, to replace Young as deputy director.

  • Coloretti, if confirmed, would become one of the senior-most Asian Americans in government.

The big picture: Young and Coloretti could assume the roles at a crucial time for the office, which oversees the performance of federal agencies and administers the federal budget.

  • The office is currently supervising the implementation of the $1.9 trillion pandemic relief package and the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill.

  • The administration is also attempting to pass its $1.75 trillion social spending package, which was passed by the House last week.

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