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White House expresses support for Tanden after Collins says she won't vote to confirm

Added 02-22-21 09:57:02am EST - “White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Monday expressed support for President Biden's embattled Office of Management and Budget (OMB) nominee Neera Tanden? after a key GOP swing vote indicated that she would vote against Tanden's…” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “White House expresses support for Tanden after Collins says she won't vote to confirm”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

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 on Monday expressed support for 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's embattled Office of Management and Budget (OMB) nominee 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  after a key GOP swing vote indicated that she would vote against Tanden's confirmation.

Psaki tweeted Monday morning that Tanden was an "accomplished policy expert" who would be the first Asian-American woman to lead the agency, and cited Tanden's "lived experience having benefitted from a number of federal programs as a kid."

The White House is "looking ahead to the committee votes this week and continuing to work toward her confirmation," Psaki added in the tweet.

Neera Tanden=accomplished policy expert, would be 1st Asian American woman to lead OMB, has lived experience having benefitted from a number of federal programs as a kid, looking ahead to the committee votes this week and continuing to work toward her confirmation

Her comments immediately followed an announcement by Maine Sen. 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 (R) that she would vote against Tanden's confirmation. Collins was seen as a possible pickup vote for the White House as it seeks to salvage Tanden's confirmation in the face of opposition from 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.V.).

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