Biden's budget pick faces thorny Senate confirmation

Washington (AFP) – Neera Tanden, US President-elect Joe Biden’s pick to head the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), faces a potentially stormy Senate confirmation with opposition coming from the right and strained relations with the left.”Neera Tanden, who has an endless stream of disparaging comments about the Republican senators whose votes she’ll need, stands zero chance of being confirmed,” tweeted Drew Brandewie, communications director for Republican Senator John Cornyn of Texas.Tanden will need the approval of the currently Republican-controlled Senate to take up the powerful post o…

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