Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Sunday that he is still working with President Biden to find the votes to confirm the latter’s controversial nominee for Office of Management Budget director, Neera Tanden, CNN reports.
Tanden’s confirmation is looking increasingly unlikely after Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.V.), perhaps the most crucial swing vote in a Senate with the slimmest of Democratic majorities, said he won’t back Tanden because she’s made “overtly partisan statements” in the past that “will have a toxic and detrimental impact on the important working relationship between members of Congress and the next” OMB director.
Dem leadership not giving up on Tanden yet https://t.co/YGKPflSMFk
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