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Cabinet Profiles: Neera Tanden: Director Of The Office Of Management And Budget

The hearings for President Joe Biden‘s Cabinet nominations continue today.

We will hear testimony from his picks to lead all of his cabinet positions over the next several weeks. We will profile the nominees in advance of their hearings so our readers will have some background information as the proceedings take place.

In addition, most of the hearings will be live-streamed, and we will share that information on our Twitter feed once the hearings go live.

 

Neera Tanden

Director Of The Office Of Management And Budget

  • Career has focused on pursuing policies designed to support working families. foster broad-based economic growth, and curb rampant inequality
  • Would be the first woman of color and first South Asian American to lead the OMB

 

Neera Tanden is the president and CEO of the Center for American Progress and the CEO of the Center for American Progress Action Fund.

Before leading American Progress, Tanden was the organization’s chief operating officer. She previously served as senior adviser for health reform at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

In that role, she developed policies around reform and worked with Congress and stakeholders on particular provisions of President Barack Obama’s signature legislative achievement—the Affordable Care Act.

Prior to that, Tanden was the director of domestic policy for the Obama-Biden presidential campaign, where she managed all domestic policy proposals.

Tanden also served as policy director for Hillary Clinton’s first presidential campaign, where she directed all policy work and oversaw the debate preparation process for then-Sen. Clinton.

Before the 2008 presidential campaign, Tanden served as legislative director in Sen. Clinton’s office and deputy campaign manager and issues director for Clinton’s 2000 Senate campaign.

She began her career as an associate director for domestic policy in former President Bill Clinton’s White House and senior policy adviser to the first lady.

Tanden received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, and graduated from Yale Law School with a Juris Doctor.

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