Biden budget nominee in jeopardy as panels cancel votes
WASHINGTON – Two Senate panels postponed their votes on Neera Tanden, President Joe Biden’s pick to head the White House Office of Management and Budget, spelling further trouble for her confirmation.
The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and the Senate Budget Committee were set to vote Wednesday before a full Senate floor vote,but lawmakers said they needed more time to discuss her nomination.
Tanden’s confirmation began unraveling last week after Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., announced he would not support her nomination, triggering a string of moderate Republicans to say they would vote against her.
If confirmed, Tanden would become the first woman of color and first South Asian to lead the OMB. Without Manchin’s support, she needs at least one…