Neera Tanden

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Neera Tanden
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White House Staff Secretary
Assumed office
October 25, 2021
PresidentJoe Biden
Preceded byJessica Hertz
Senior Advisor to the President
Assumed office
May 17, 2021
PresidentJoe Biden
Preceded byJared Kushner
Stephen Miller
Ivanka Trump
Personal details
Born (1970-09-10) September 10, 1970 (age 52)
Bedford, Massachusetts, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Ben Edwards (m. 1999)
EducationUniversity of California, Los Angeles (BA)
Yale University (JD)

Neera Tanden (born September 10, 1970) is an American political consultant and lawyer. She is president of the Center for American Progress since 2003. During the Barack Obama presidency, Tanden helped create the Affordable Care Act. In May 2021, she became a Senior Advisor to President Joe Biden.

On November 29, 2020, then President-elect Joe Biden announced that he would nominate Tanden as the next director of the Office of Management and Budget.[1][2] However, after Democrats and Republicans criticized her nomination, she withdrew her nomination as OMB director on March 3, 2021.[3] Two months later, she became senior advisor to Biden. She was named White House staff secretary in October 2021.

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  1. Linskey, Annie; Stein, Jeff (2020-11-29). "Biden hires all-female senior communications team, names Neera Tanden director of OMB". The Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Archived from the original on November 30, 2020. Retrieved 2020-11-30.
  2. Zhao, Christina (2020-11-30). "Neera Tanden's stinging criticism of Republican senators may hurt confirmation chances". Newsweek. Archived from the original on November 30, 2020. Retrieved 2020-11-30.
  3. "Budget nominee Tanden withdraws nomination amid opposition". AP NEWS. 2021-03-02. Retrieved 2021-03-03.