DeLauro Statement on the Director of the Office of Management and Budget

March 3, 2021
Press Release
Appropriations Chair Recommends Shalanda Young for Top OMB Job

House Appropriations Committee Chair Rosa DeLauro (D-CT-03) released the following statement on the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB):

“Neera Tanden is a skilled public servant and a close ally in our shared fight for working families. While I am disappointed her nomination was withdrawn, she will remain a trusted partner and I look forward to working with her in a new capacity.

“To fill the position of Director of the Office of Management and Budget, I unreservedly recommend Shalanda Young. As Appropriations Chair, I have seen firsthand her commitment to America’s working families.

“Ms. Young is a legislative expert and a master of the federal budget process. She has deep knowledge of the whole of the federal government and an ability to work with anyone to accomplish big, important things for our country. While she has served as a Democratic staffer, her dedication to results has earned her respect across the aisle.

“A daughter of rural America, Shalanda understands the critical role that the federal government can play in improving people’s lives. Her historic nomination would place an excellent official in an essential position as we work to Build Back Better. I urge President Biden to nominate Shalanda Young.”

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117th Congress