Neera Tanden’s confirmation vote gets delayed, White House says ‘fighting’ for her nomination

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Neera Tanden’s confirmation vote gets delayed, White House says ‘fighting’ for her nomination

The White House has said it is “fighting” for the nomination of Indian-American Neera Tanden to lead the Office of Management and Budget as two crucial Senate committees abruptly postponed meetings on her confirmation.

Speculation was rife on Wednesday that the White House is struggling to get the required votes for the confirmation of Tanden, amidst strong opposition from the Republicans and a few Democratic senators over her past Twitter outbursts against several lawmakers, including those from her own party.

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and the Senate Budget Committee abruptly postponed votes on Tanden’s confirmation, scheduled for Wednesday.