WASHINGTON: Indian-American Neera Tanden has been appointed senior adviser to US President Joe Biden, two months after she withdrew her nomination as Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget attributable to stiff opposition from Republican senators.
Tanden (50) is slated to hitch the White House on Monday.
She has been entrusted with two duties launch a evaluate of the US Digital Service, and plan contingencies that might end result from the Supreme Court’s consideration of Republican lawsuits looking for to strike down the Affordable Care Act.
Tanden is at the moment the president and CEO of a progressive think-tank, Center for American Progress (CAP).
“Neera’s mind, tenacity, and political savvy will probably be an asset to the Biden administration,” CAP founder and director John Podesta mentioned.
He mentioned the White House has made outstanding progress combating quite a few once-in-a-generation challenges from vaccinating thousands and thousands of Americans to delivering actual financial reduction from the coronavirus pandemic, and from strengthening the Affordable Care Act to tackling local weather change.
“Many of those daring coverage options, which have bipartisan help from voters throughout the nation, had been developed and led by Neera at CAP over a few years.
The administration’s efforts will probably be magnified with Neera Tanden on the group,” Podesta added.
Tanden beforehand served as a senior adviser for well being reforms on the US Department of Health and Human Services.
She labored with Congress and stakeholders on explicit provisions of former President Barack Obama’s signature legislative achievement, the Affordable Care Act.
Before that, Tanden was the director of home coverage for the Obama-Biden presidential marketing campaign, the place she managed all home coverage proposals.
Tanden additionally served as coverage director for Hillary Clinton’s first presidential marketing campaign.
Before the 2008 presidential marketing campaign, Tanden served as legislative director in Clinton’s workplace, and deputy marketing campaign supervisor and points director for Clinton’s 2000 Senate marketing campaign.
She started her profession as an affiliate director for home coverage in former President Bill Clinton’s White House, and senior coverage adviser to the First Lady.
Tanden holds a Bachelor of Science diploma from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a regulation diploma from the Yale Law School.