Neera Tandon becomes senior White House adviser, another Indian finds place in Biden administration
Two months ago, 50-year-old Neera Tandon, who withdrew from her position as director in the White House's Office of Management and Budget due to strong objections from Republican lawmakers, will take over as senior adviser in the White House.
The Biden administration has announced that Indian-American Neera Tandon will be President Joe Biden's senior adviser in the White House. Neera Tandon had earlier withdrawn her nomination for the post of director of the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Due to several controversial posts made on Tandon's social media, there was strong opposition from Democratic and Republic senators.
Center for American Progress (CAP) founder John Podesta said in a statement, "Neera's mind and political understanding will be an asset to the Biden administration, as she will play a new role as senior adviser to the president." However, they will miss the CAP. Several policy solutions under the Biden administration have been made over the years at the CAP under the leadership of Tandon. He said that with Neera Tandon in the team the efforts of the administration will be enhanced, I am excited to see what she will achieve in the coming years in the role of Senior Advisor. '
The nomination was withdrawn as OMB director
Tandon has been the President of CAP, she has worked as the CEO of the Center for American Progress Action Fund. In March, Tandon withdrew his nomination as director of the White House OMB. President Biden's choice to lead the White House budget office first created initial controversy.
President Biden gave this statement
Biden said in a statement that I have accepted Neera Tandon's request to withdraw the nomination for the post of Director of Office of Management and Budget. I respect his experience, skills and ideas very much and want him to have some role in my administration. Earlier, in a letter to Biden, Tandon had said, "It is an honor to consider my name for this role and show so much confidence in me." I am writing this letter to withdraw my nomination for the post of Director of Office of Management and Budget.