Biden Health And Interior Nominees Up In The Air As Tanden Languishes

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Share to Linkedin President Joe Biden has managed to get nine of his cabinet-level nominees confirmed by the Senate mostly by wide margins, but that age of comity is coming to an end as his more controversial nominees are facing judgement in the upper chamber – and their fates remain a genuine question mark. WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 23: Xavier Becerra, nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services ... [+] (HHS), testifies at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on February 23, 2021 in Washington, DC. Becerra was previously the Attorney General of California.

(Photo by Leigh Vogel-Pool/Getty Images) Neera Tanden, Biden's nominee for Office of Management and Budget, has proven to be the nascent administration's most rigorous challenge to date as most key senators, including Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W. Va.), have come out against her over her past tweets slamming Republican and progressive lawmakers. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said he more...