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Tanden Hired as Biden Adviser After Budget Nomination Scuttled

May 14, 2021, 8:52 PM

President Joe Biden has appointed longtime Democratic policy aide Neera Tanden as a senior White House adviser after her earlier nomination for budget director was scuttled by Senate opposition.

Tanden’s role will include planning for potential health policy changes if Republicans succeed in their efforts to strike down the Affordable Care Act at the Supreme Court, according to a White House official who requested anonymity to discuss the job before it was formally announced. Tanden will also be involved in a review of the U.S. Digital Service, a technology unit that works out of the White House, the official added. ...

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