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Neera Tanden

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Neera Tanden
23rd Director of the Domestic Policy Council
Assumed office
May 26, 2023
PresidentJoe Biden
DeputyZayn Siddique
(Principal Deputy Director)
Preceded bySusan Rice
Senior Advisor to the President
for Health Care Policy and the U.S. Digital Service
In office
May 17, 2021 – May 25, 2023
PresidentJoe Biden
Preceded byJared Kushner
Stephen Miller
Ivanka Trump
Succeeded byTom Perez[e]
White House Staff Secretary
In office
October 25, 2021 – May 25, 2023
PresidentJoe Biden
DeputyMichael Hochman
Preceded byJessica Hertz
Succeeded byStefanie Feldman
Personal details
Born (1970-09-10) September 10, 1970 (age 53)
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 was president of the Center for American Progress from 2003 to 2021. 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.[3][4] However, after Democrats and Republicans criticized her nomination, she withdrew her nomination as OMB director on March 3, 2021.[5] Two months later, she became senior advisor to Biden.

She was named White House staff secretary in October 2021.

It was announced on May 5, 2023, that Tanden would replace outgoing Susan Rice as Director of the United States Domestic Policy Council.

Notes[change | change source]

  1. Left office on May 18, 2022
  2. Served from January 20, 2021, to August 12, 2021; Dunn's temporary position concluded.[1] She returned on May 5, 2022, in the midst of the upcoming midterm elections.[2]
  3. Left office March 31, 2023
  4. Left office May 16, 2023
  5. Also succeeds Julie Rodriguez

References[change | change source]

  1. "Top Biden adviser Anita Dunn leaves White House", Politico, August 12, 2021, retrieved July 26, 2022
  2. "Top Biden Adviser Anita Dunn to return to White House". CBS News. April 25, 2022. Retrieved July 26, 2022.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. "Budget nominee Tanden withdraws nomination amid opposition". AP NEWS. 2021-03-02. Retrieved 2021-03-03.