clearn.png
Tuesday December 7th, 2021 7:32AM

Biden picks women of color to lead White House budget office

By The Associated Press
Related Articles
  Contact Editor

NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) — Two women of color are President Joe Biden’s picks to lead the White House budget office, a milestone for the powerful agency after his first choice withdrew following criticism over her previous attacks on lawmakers from both parties.

If confirmed by the Senate, Shalanda Young would become the first Black woman in charge of the Office of Management and Budget, while Nani Coloretti, a Filipino American, would serve as Young’s deputy, making Coloretti one of the highest-ranking Asian Americans in government.

“Today it’s my honor to nominate two extraordinary, history-making women to lead the Office of Management and Budget,” Biden said in a video announcement released Wednesday while he spends the Thanksgiving holiday on Nantucket island in Massachusetts.

“She has continued to impress me, and congressional leaders as well,” Biden said of Young, who has been acting director for most of the year. Biden turned to Young after his first nominee for budget director, Neera Tanden, came under bipartisan criticism.

Sen. Joe Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat who has become a pivotal vote for Biden's agenda in a chamber split 50-50, was the first Democrat to oppose Tanden's nomination and, lacking the necessary votes, she ultimately withdrew from consideration.

Biden later gave Tanden a job in the White House, where she is staff secretary and a senior presidential adviser.

Young faces a Senate confirmation vote, though it was not immediately clear how soon it would be scheduled. But she was confirmed as deputy director in March on a 63-37 vote, with backing from more than a dozen Republicans.

Young, who previously was staff director for the House Appropriations Committee, also has support from top Democratic leaders, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Pelosi, in a statement issued Wednesday, said Young’s nomination is “well-deserved.” Other Democratic lawmakers expressed support for Young on Twitter.

“Good call,” wrote Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont.

Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., a member of the Budget Committee, which will vote first on the nominations, tweeted that Young's “leadership is just what we need to implement a federal budget that prioritizes the American people.”

In Congress, Young oversaw $1.3 trillion in annual appropriations bills, disaster aid and COVID-19-related spending. The head of the Office of Management and Budget is tasked with putting together the president’s annual budget for Congress and overseeing a wide range of logistical and regulatory issues across the federal government.

Coloretti would rejoin the federal government from her current post at the Urban Institute think tank, where she is senior vice president overseeing financial and business strategy.

Her prior federal government service includes deputy secretary at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, assistant secretary for management at the Treasury Department and acting chief operating officer at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Biden said Young and Coloretti are “two of the most experienced, qualified people to lead” the budget office and called on the Senate to vote quickly to confirm them.

___

Jaffe reported from Washington.

  • Associated Categories: Associated Press (AP), AP National News, AP Online National News, Top General short headlines, AP Online Headlines - Washington, AP Online Congress News, AP Business, AP Business - Personal Finance
© Copyright 2021 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
EXPLAINER: Is Russia going to invade Ukraine?
Ukrainian and Western officials are worried about a Russian military buildup near Ukraine, fearing it could signal plans by Moscow to invade its ex-Soviet neighbor
11:13AM ( 9 minutes ago )
Biden picks women of color to lead White House budget office
President Joe Biden is nominating Shalanda Young to head the Office of Management and Budget
11:10AM ( 12 minutes ago )
Ethiopia says PM, a Nobel Peace laureate, is at battlefront
Ethiopia’s government says Nobel Peace Prize-winning Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has gone to the battlefront after the leader said martyrdom might be necessary in the yearlong war with rival fighters approaching the capital
11:05AM ( 17 minutes ago )
Associated Press (AP)
Biden names women of color to lead White House budget office
President Joe Biden is nominating Shalanda Young to head the Office of Management and Budget
10:02AM ( 1 hour ago )
Biden nominates Young as budget director, Coloretti deputy
President Joe Biden is nominating Shalanda Young to head the Office of Management and Budget
9:36AM ( 1 hour ago )
Biden nominates Shalanda Young as budget director
President Joe Biden is nominating Shalanda Young to head the Office of Management and Budget
9:29AM ( 1 hour ago )
AP Online Headlines - Washington
Beyond Manchin: Dems' $2T bill faces Senate gauntlet
Democrats have finally driven President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion package of family services, health care and climate initiatives through the House
1:25AM ( 9 hours ago )
It's not just Manchin: Dems' $2T bill faces Senate gauntlet
Democrats have finally driven President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion package of family services, health care and climate initiatives through the House
12:12AM ( 11 hours ago )
Fighting gas prices, US to release 50 million barrels of oil
President Joe Biden is ordering a record 50 million barrels of oil released from America's strategic reserve to help bring down energy costs
10:46PM ( 12 hours ago )
AP Online Congress News
US new homes sales rise 0.4% in October as prices climb
U.S. sales of new homes edged up 0.4% last month, coming in below expectations as housing prices continued to climb
10:27AM ( 56 minutes ago )
Consumer spending rebounds in October, inflation elevated
U.S. consumer spending rebound in October, rising by a a solid 1.3%, but inflation was up as well, rising over the past year at the fastest pace in more than three decades
10:16AM ( 1 hour ago )
US GDP slowed sharply in Q3 but big rebound expected in Q4
The U.S. economy slowed to a modest annual rate of 2.1% in the October-December quarter, slightly better than first reported
9:59AM ( 1 hour ago )
AP Business
Judge OKs $5.4M settlement over Transamerica retirement plan
A federal judge has approved a $5.4 million settlement between Transamerica and its current and former employees who accused the company of offering several poor performing investments in its employee retirement plan
6:30PM ( 16 hours ago )
Organized thieves hit high-end Bay Area stores amid trend
Groups of thieves ransacked jewelry and high-end clothing stores throughout the San Francisco Bay Area over the weekend, shocking holiday shoppers and prompting concerns about the busy retail season
8:03PM ( 1 day ago )
Cap on drug price hikes for privately insured sparks battle
Workers and families with private health insurance would reap savings on prescription drugs from a little-noticed provision in President Joe Biden's social agenda bill
8:07AM ( 3 days ago )
AP Business - Personal Finance
EXPLAINER: Is Russia going to invade Ukraine?
Ukrainian and Western officials are worried about a Russian military buildup near Ukraine, fearing it could signal plans by Moscow to invade its ex-Soviet neighbor
11:13AM ( 10 minutes ago )
Ethiopia says PM, a Nobel Peace laureate, is at battlefront
Ethiopia’s government says Nobel Peace Prize-winning Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has gone to the battlefront after the leader said martyrdom might be necessary in the yearlong war with rival fighters approaching the capital
11:05AM ( 18 minutes ago )
NFL teams on Thanksgiving schedule all coming off loss
Maybe the NFL teams set to play on Thanksgiving got caught looking ahead to the holiday extravaganza
10:46AM ( 37 minutes ago )
EU says economic recovery threatened by COVID-19 resurgence
The European Union says the massive spike in COVID-19 cases in recent weeks is threatening the bloc's recovery from the deep economic slump caused by last year’s onset of the pandemic
10:41AM ( 41 minutes ago )
For the ACC, parity comes at a price: no CFP appearance
For the first time since it began in 2014, the College Football Playoff won't include a team from the Atlantic Coast Conference
10:38AM ( 44 minutes ago )