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Tanden's path to confirmation looks increasingly untenable

Added 02-22-21 05:58:02pm EST - “Senate confirmation of Neera Tanden to lead the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) appeared increasingly improbable on Monday after three key Republicans said they would oppose her.” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “Tanden's path to confirmation looks increasingly untenable”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Senate confirmation of Neera TandenNeera TandenSchumer says he's working to find votes to confirm Biden's OMB pick Everybody wants Joe Manchin Biden won't pull Tanden nomination, says she'll get the votes MORE to lead the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) appeared increasingly improbable on Monday after three key Republicans said they would oppose her.

GOP Sens. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsSchumer says he's working to find votes to confirm Biden's OMB pick On The Money: What's next for Neera Tanden's nomination Manchin to oppose Biden's pick of Neera Tanden MORE (Maine), Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyIs Nikki Haley morphing into a presidency-losing Mitt Romney? Lee after Romney's impeachment vote: There's enough room in GOP 'for both of us' Trump-McConnell rift divides GOP donors MORE (Utah) and Rob PortmanRobert (Rob) Jones PortmanIs the 'civil war' in the Republican Party really over? Former Ohio GOP chairwoman Jane Timken launches Senate bid Hassan to chair Senate emerging threats subcommittee MORE (Ohio) joined Sen. Joe ManchinJoseph (Joe) ManchinSchumer says he's working to find votes to confirm Biden's OMB pick Democrats face unity test on Biden's .9T bill Progressive caucus chair: I think minimum wage will be included in COVID-19 aid package MORE (D-W.Va.) in opposing Tanden, seemingly leaving her at least one vote short for a confirmation.

Given the Manchin defection, President BidenJoe BidenBiden to hold moment of silence for 500K COVID-19 deaths Publix offers employees who get COVID-19 vaccine a 5 store gift card Schumer says he's working to find votes to confirm Biden's OMB pick MORE would need one Republican in the narrowly Democratic-controlled Senate to vote in favor of Tanden’s confirmation. But on Monday, three of the most likely possible votes said they would not back her, citing inflammatory tweets.

“The president nominated her because he believed she’d be a stellar OMB director,” White House press secretary Jen PsakiJen PsakiSunday shows - COVID-19 dominates as grim milestone approaches Psaki sidesteps questions on Cuomo's leadership during pandemic Sunday shows preview: CDC school reopening guidance stirs debate; Texas battles winter freeze MORE said at a press briefing. “This is a process — confirmations, getting individuals confirmed is. She has two committee votes this week, and we’re working toward that and we’ll continue to work in supporting her nomination.”

Asked if the White House still believes Tanden has a path to 50 votes, where Vice President Harris would serve as a tie-breaker, Psaki said “we do” but declined to elaborate. 

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