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If confirmed by the 100-member Senate, Neera Tanden would become the first person of colour to head the federal agency(Stock images: Getty)

White House expects Neera Tanden to have a high bar of civility and engagement

PTI, Washington
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2021 12:04 PM IST
  • Neera Tanden, 50, is facing a tough time for the confirmation of her nomination over her past Twitter outbursts against several lawmakers, including those from her own Democratic Party.
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Tanden, 50, head of the left-leaning think tank Center for American Progress, has ties to Hillary Clinton and would be the first South Asian woman to lead the Office of Management and Budget.(REUTERS)
Tanden, 50, head of the left-leaning think tank Center for American Progress, has ties to Hillary Clinton and would be the first South Asian woman to lead the Office of Management and Budget.(REUTERS)

Biden to put Tanden in another post should her nomination fail

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 08:43 AM IST
Klain said the White House is “fighting our guts out to get her confirmed” and hoping one Republican would offer support after West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin said he would vote against her.
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Biden’s White House said Wednesday it was still pushing to win support for Neera Tanden.(Reuters File Photo)
Biden’s White House said Wednesday it was still pushing to win support for Neera Tanden.(Reuters File Photo)

Neera Tanden's committee vote delayed as doubts about confirmation mount

Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri | Bloomberg
UPDATED ON FEB 24, 2021 08:26 PM IST
Neera Tanden’s chances of nomination had already narrowed this week as Republicans and at least one Democrat -- Joe Manchin of West Virginia -- have said they won’t support her.
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Neera Tanden, director of the Office and Management and Budget (OMB) nominee for US President Joe Biden, appears before a Senate Budget Committee confirmation hearing in Washington, DC.(Bloomberg)
Neera Tanden, director of the Office and Management and Budget (OMB) nominee for US President Joe Biden, appears before a Senate Budget Committee confirmation hearing in Washington, DC.(Bloomberg)

What is the controversy around Neera Tanden’s Senate confirmation?

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Mallika Soni
PUBLISHED ON FEB 23, 2021 01:24 PM IST
The first blow to Tanden’s bid came on Friday when Senator Joe Manchin announced that he would oppose her, citing her controversial tweets. Without support from Manchin in an evenly divided Senate, Tanden needs backing from at least one Republican in order to be confirmed.
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If Neera Tanden’s nomination fails, that could further delay the development of Biden’s fiscal 2022 federal budget proposal(AP)
If Neera Tanden’s nomination fails, that could further delay the development of Biden’s fiscal 2022 federal budget proposal(AP)

Republican Senator Susan Collins to oppose Neera Tanden's nomination

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON FEB 22, 2021 07:06 PM IST
Neera Tanden, who has led the liberal think-tank Center for American Progress, faces strong Republican opposition over some of her sarcastic social media postings.
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Neera Tanden told lawmakers that she spent every day grateful for a nation and a government that had faith in her mother and in her.(Reuters File Photo)
Neera Tanden told lawmakers that she spent every day grateful for a nation and a government that had faith in her mother and in her.(Reuters File Photo)

Indian-American Neera Tanden owes her success to her immigrant mother

PTI, Washington
PUBLISHED ON FEB 10, 2021 02:22 PM IST
  • Neera Tanden, 50, if confirmed by the Senate, would be the first woman of colour and first Indian-American to lead the Office of Management and Budget. Her mother Maya and family members were present during her confirmation hearing on Tuesday.
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Neera Tanden adjusts her mask during a Senate homeland security and governmental affairs committee confirmation hearing.(REUTERS)
Neera Tanden adjusts her mask during a Senate homeland security and governmental affairs committee confirmation hearing.(REUTERS)

Neera Tanden apologises for ‘vampire’, ‘Voldemort’ remarks targeting Republicans

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 09, 2021 10:01 PM IST
Indian-American lawyer Neera Tanden said that she deeply regrets her language where she had compared conservative leader Ted Cruz with vampires.
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Neera Tanden, 50, if confirmed by the Senate, would be the first woman of color to serve as director of the OMB, which acts as the gatekeeper for the $4 trillion federal budget(AP)
Neera Tanden, 50, if confirmed by the Senate, would be the first woman of color to serve as director of the OMB, which acts as the gatekeeper for the $4 trillion federal budget(AP)

Biden budget nominee Neera Tanden faces two tough hearings this week

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON FEB 09, 2021 06:04 PM IST
Neera Tanden has been viewed as Biden's most controversial nominee, attacked not just by Republicans but also criticized by some of the most left-leaning Democrats for being insufficiently progressive.
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News agency PTI quoted an official as saying that out of the total 54 trains, 30 will operate in Howrah, 22 in Asansol division and the remaining two in Malda division.(AFP file photo. Representative image)
News agency PTI quoted an official as saying that out of the total 54 trains, 30 will operate in Howrah, 22 in Asansol division and the remaining two in Malda division.(AFP file photo. Representative image)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Eastern Railway to resume non-suburban passenger trains in Bengal and all the latest news

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 02, 2020 08:54 AM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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Tanden, if confirmed by the Senate, would be the second ever Indian-American in a presidential cabinet. She would also be the first woman of colour and first Indian American to lead the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).(Reuters Photo)
Tanden, if confirmed by the Senate, would be the second ever Indian-American in a presidential cabinet. She would also be the first woman of colour and first Indian American to lead the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).(Reuters Photo)

Neera Tanden has shown bad judgment in the past, says Republican Nikki Haley

By Press Trust of India| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal | Washington
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2020 09:06 AM IST
“Tanden has shown bad judgment in the past. She said that @realDonaldTrump is ‘part of conspiracy against US’ & has a track record of disparaging Rep Senators. There’s a saying that ‘personnel is policy,’ which is why Biden’s nomination of Tanden is deeply concerning,” Haley said in a tweet.
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Neera Tanden, 50, if confirmed by the Senate, would be the first woman of colour and first Indian-American to lead the Office of Management and Budget(AP)
Neera Tanden, 50, if confirmed by the Senate, would be the first woman of colour and first Indian-American to lead the Office of Management and Budget(AP)

Republicans oppose nomination of Neera Tanden; call her the worst nominee of Biden so far

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri | Washington
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2020 11:37 AM IST
Influential Republican Senator John Cornyn, who is also co-chair of the Senate India Caucus, described Tanden as the worst nominee of Biden so far, point to her critical comments on Donald Trump and Republican senators in the past.
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Though the first Indian American in the cabinet of a Democrat president, Tanden will be second overall for the community.(REUTERS)
Though the first Indian American in the cabinet of a Democrat president, Tanden will be second overall for the community.(REUTERS)

Indian-American Neera Tanden named in Joe Biden’s top economic team

By Yashwant Raj | Hindustan Times, Washington
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2020 12:14 AM IST
Neera Tanden is the first Indian-descent American to be appointed to a federal cabinet in a Democratic administration. Two more Indian Americans - Vivek Murthy and Arun Majumdar - are in the mix of names speculated about for other cabinet positions
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Neera Tanden speaks at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.(REUTERS/ FILE)
Neera Tanden speaks at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.(REUTERS/ FILE)

Biden to name Indian-American Neera Tanden to Cabinet in a historic first for Democrats

By Yashwant Raj | Hindustan Times, Washington, DC
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2020 08:13 PM IST
US President-elect Joe Biden is expected to name Neera Tanden director of the Office of Management and Budget, which oversees the administration’s budget and federal agencies
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Center for American Progress Action Fund president Neera Tanden speaks at an event on July 27, 2016.(Reuters File Photo)
Center for American Progress Action Fund president Neera Tanden speaks at an event on July 27, 2016.(Reuters File Photo)

Who is Neera Tanden? Joe Biden’s possible Indian-American pick for budget chief

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2020 08:26 AM IST
According to The Wall Street Journal, Tanden’s nomination is a part of Biden’s plan to build a team of liberal and centrist economic advisers to serve alongside planned Treasury Secretary nominee Janet Yellen.
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