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White House stands behind Tanden as opposition mounts

Added 02-23-21 12:58:02pm EST - “The White House is maintaining its support for Neera Tanden's nomination to lead the administration's budget office, insisting that it's still working to get her confirmed after four senators announced they would vote against her.” - Thehill.com

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The White House is maintaining its support for Neera TandenNeera TandenOn The Money: Neera Tanden's nomination in peril after three GOP noes | Trump rages after SCOTUS rules on financial records Tanden's path to confirmation looks increasingly untenable Asian Pacific American Caucus urges senators to confirm Tanden MORE’s nomination to lead the administration's budget office, insisting that it’s still working to get her confirmed after four senators announced they would vote against her.

White House press secretary Jen PsakiJen PsakiTanden's path to confirmation looks increasingly untenable Asian Pacific American Caucus urges senators to confirm Tanden Biden to order flags to half staff to mark 500K virus deaths MORE on Tuesday refused to comment on potential fallback options, saying “there’s one candidate to lead the budget department and that’s Neera Tanden.”

“The president’s focus is on working toward the confirmation of Neera Tanden to be the Office of Management and Budget director. That is our focus,” Psaki said.

Sens. Joe ManchinJoseph (Joe) ManchinOvernight Health Care: US surpasses half a million COVID deaths | House panel advances Biden's .9T COVID-19 aid bill | Johnson & Johnson ready to provide doses for 20M Americans by end of March On The Money: Neera Tanden's nomination in peril after three GOP noes | Trump rages after SCOTUS rules on financial records Tanden's path to confirmation looks increasingly untenable MORE (D-W.Va.), Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyOn The Money: Neera Tanden's nomination in peril after three GOP noes | Trump rages after SCOTUS rules on financial records Tanden's path to confirmation looks increasingly untenable Asian Pacific American Caucus urges senators to confirm Tanden MORE (R-Utah), Rob PortmanRobert (Rob) Jones PortmanOn The Money: Neera Tanden's nomination in peril after three GOP noes | Trump rages after SCOTUS rules on financial records Tanden's path to confirmation looks increasingly untenable Is the 'civil war' in the Republican Party really over? MORE (R-Ohio) and Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsOvernight Health Care: US surpasses half a million COVID deaths | House panel advances Biden's .9T COVID-19 aid bill | Johnson & Johnson ready to provide doses for 20M Americans by end of March On The Money: Neera Tanden's nomination in peril after three GOP noes | Trump rages after SCOTUS rules on financial records Tanden's path to confirmation looks increasingly untenable MORE (R-Maine) have all said they will oppose Tanden’s nomination, saying her past tweets attacking members of both parties raise questions about her judgement and whether she can work with Congress.

Some Democratic lawmakers are frustrated by the opposition to Tanden, saying Trump’s nominees often got a pass despite the former president’s insulting tweets and remarks.

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