Indian-American coverage skilled Neera Tanden has been appointed as a senior adviser to United States (US) President Joe Biden. This comes two months after she withdrew her nomination as Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget resulting from stiff opposition from Republican senators.
Tanden has been entrusted with two duties – launch a evaluation of the US Digital Service, and plan contingencies that would consequence from the Supreme Court’s consideration of Republican lawsuits in search of to strike down the Affordable Care Act.
Tanden, 50, is presently the president and CEO of a progressive think-tank, Center for American Progress (CAP). She anticipated to hitch the White House staff on Monday.
“Neera’s mind, tenacity, and political savvy can 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 aid 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, have been developed and led by Neera at CAP over a few years. The administration’s efforts can be magnified with Neera Tanden on the staff,” Podesta added.
In March, she confronted a troublesome time for the affirmation of her nomination as Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) over her previous social media outbursts towards a number of lawmakers, together with these from her personal Democratic Party. She grew to become the Biden administration’s solely Cabinet nominee rebuffed by the Senate.
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 specific 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 legislation diploma from the Yale Law School.