Biden appoints Shalanda Young to head White House budget office


President Joe Biden announced his intention to appoint Shalanda Young as director of the Office of Management and Budget. If confirmed, she will be the first black woman to hold the position and she will play a key role in overseeing the implementation of key administrative policies. This would include the Build Back Better bill, if passed.

Key points to remember

  • Shalanda Young has been appointed by President Joe Biden as Director of the Office of Management and Budget
  • She would be the first black woman to hold the position
  • Biden also appointed Nani Coloretti as deputy manager

Young served as Acting Director of the Bureau of Management and Budget (OMB) for several months. She would take the lead at a critical time for the White House and the goals of the Biden administration. In that capacity, she would oversee the implementation of the $ 1.2 trillion infrastructure investment and employment law.

Members of Congress on both sides of the aisle previously supported Young. She was approved as deputy director of the OMB by the Senate by 63 votes to 37 on March 23, 2021. She was also the Clerk and Chief of Staff of the House Appropriations Committee where she “oversaw the annual $ 1.3 trillion appropriation bills, needed disaster assistance, and major aspects of COVID-related spending. -19 “.

The director position is one of the few high-profile cabinet openings in the White House economics team that have not been filled since Biden withdrew his original choice, Neera Tanden. It drew bipartisan criticism over the tweets targeting members of Congress from both parties.

President Joe Biden also intends to appoint Nani Coloretti as deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget. Coloretti is currently Senior Vice President of the Urban Institute, a nonprofit policy research organization dedicated to improving urban development issues. The organization says it conducts economic and social policy research to “open minds, shape decisions and offer solutions.”

Nani Coloretti is said to be one of the top-ranked people of Asian, Hawaiian or Pacific Islander descent to serve in the U.S. government.

Coloretti previously served as Assistant Secretary of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Assistant Secretary of Management and Acting Chief Financial Officer of the US Department of the Treasury, and Acting Chief Operating Officer of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. She is currently a director on the board of the Bank of the West, a member of the National Academy of Public Administration and a strategic advisor to government leaders at the Partnership for Public Services.

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