Biden's Budget Pick Met With Resistance From Senate Republicans

Headline Roundup November 30th, 2020

Projected 2020 presidential election winner Joe Biden's pick for head of the White House budget office, Neera Tanden, was met with resistance from Senate Republicans following Biden's announcement of his economic team on Monday. Some Republican lawmakers suggested that Tanden's nomination will not pass the GOP-controlled Senate. Tanden has frequently clashed with Republican lawmakers on Twitter, though she has since appeared to delete many of her tweets, and has also purportedly sparred with progressive Democrats in the past. She's currently the president of the left-rated Center for American Progress think tank and former policy director for the first Obama-Biden campaign.

Coverage from left-rated outlets tended to highlight Tanden's career history and the fact that she would be the first woman of color and first South Asian American to lead the budget office if confirmed. Coverage from center- and right-rated outlets tended to highlight her interactions and clashes with members of both parties.

Biden's Budget Pick Met With Resistance From Senate Republicans

From the Right
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Republicans have indicated that Joe Biden’s prospective nomination of Neera Tanden to the Office of Management and Budget would not pass the Senate with a GOP majority.

Tanden, a former Hillary Clinton aide and current president of left-wing think tank Center for American Progress, has a history of comments criticizing various Republican senators, whose approval she would need to head OMB.

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From the Center
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Joe Biden’s choice of Neera Tanden to head the White House budget office is setting the stage for the biggest confirmation battle of the president-elect's first weeks in office.

Senate Republicans are vowing to oppose Tanden, a close ally of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton who has often slammed GOP lawmakers on Twitter and referred to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) as “Moscow Mitch.”

She also hit McConnell on Twitter for not telling President Trump to wear a mask at his daily press conferences and has deleted...

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From the Left
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As President-elect Joe Biden reveals his economic team, one nominee already is facing stiff resistance from Senate Republicans, leading Democrats to rally in her defense ahead of what could prove to be a rough and tumble confirmation process.

Neera Tanden, Biden’s choice to become director of the Office of Management and Budget, is celebrated by the president-elect’s team for her career pursuing policies in support of working families and what they call "broad-based" economic growth.

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