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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)

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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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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The White House chief of staff said on Sunday that the US federal government shutdown, now entering its third week, could “drag on a lot longer”.(REUTERS)
The White House chief of staff said on Sunday that the US federal government shutdown, now entering its third week, could “drag on a lot longer”.(REUTERS)

White House signals some compromise in ending US government shutdown

By Reuters | Washington
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2019 08:23 PM IST
Mulvaney, in an interview with NBC’s “Meet the Press”, said Trump was considering accepting funding to build a steel fence, despite his campaign promise that the wall be built of concrete.
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