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President Biden nominated Shalanda Young to head the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), where she currently serves as both acting director and deputy director.

Young’s experience in Washington, DC stretches back to at least 2001, when he served as a Presidential Management Fellow at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Prior to this, Young received her master’s degree from Tulane University in Louisiana, where she grew up in the city of Clinton.


their nomination on Wednesday The presidency comes at a critical time as Congress continually struggles to reach a compromise on the national budget. A longtime Hill employee, Young is said to have a good relationship with both sides after serving 14 years on the House Appropriations Committee. Biden’s previous OMB nominee, Nira Tandon, withdrew her nomination notably amid concerns about the partisan nature of her tweets.

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In contrast, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R.C., told Young during his confirmation hearing for the deputy director position: “Everyone who treats you on our behalf has something but good things to say. Not there.” He also told her that he would “get my support, probably for both jobs.”

Shalanda Young, acting director of the Office of Management and Budget, arrives for a House Budget Committee hearing on the President's Fiscal Year 2022 budget on Wednesday, June 9, 2021.

However, he allegedly clash On capital gains with Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, with Joe Sen. Susan Collins, R-Main, said They will vote against Tandon earlier this year. Young has also expressed support for repeal of the Hyde Amendment, which bans federal funding for most abortions and has become a key point in budget negotiations under Biden.

“The President has spoken in favor of ending the Hyde Amendment as part of his commitment to providing comprehensive health care for all women. In addition, ending the Hyde Amendment is as much a matter of economic and racial justice as it is for Medicaid. Affects recipients most significantly, who are low-income and more likely to be women of color,” Young said.

Shalanda Young fist bumps Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, executive director of the Office of Management and Budget, before a Senate Budget Committee hearing on Capitol Hill on June 8, 2021 in Washington, DC.

many senators reportedly noted Responding to protests against his nomination for OMB deputy earlier this year. But House Democrats have been pushing his nomination since March, with leaders such as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Cal., praising him.

“President Biden’s nomination of Shalanda Young as director of the Office of Management and Budget is historic and well-deserved,” Pelosi said in a statement on Wednesday. “In her last year as Acting and Deputy Director of OMB and her nearly fifteen years as Staff Director under the leadership of the Appropriations Committee, Shalanda Young has proved to be a master of the appropriation process. With her intelligence and expertise, she has to ensure that our federal budget reflects our values ​​as a nation.”

Pelosi, Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, D.C., and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-MD wrote: “We have worked closely with him for many years and highly recommend him for his wisdom, his deep expertise on the federal budget.” And his determination to ensure that our budget reflects our values ​​as a nation.”

They couple That his “legislative acumen, extensive knowledge of federal agencies, decisive strategic mind and proven track record will be a tremendous asset to the Biden-Harris administration.”