The U.S. Senate Budget Committee considers nomination of Neera Tanden, Biden’s pick to lead the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), at 10am ET on Feb 10, 2021.
Neera Tanden, who has served as president of the Center for American Progress since 2003, was introduced by Sens. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and Cory Booker, D-N.J.
In her opening remarks she spoke about relying on the U.S. social safety net as a child after emigrating from India with her mother.
“We relied on food stamps to eat, Section 8 vouchers to pay the rent. At school, I remember being the only kid in the cafeteria line who used ten-cent vouchers from the Free and Reduced Lunch Program. I remember using food stamps in the grocery store,” Tanden said. “I spend every day grateful for a nation, and a government, that had faith in my mother and in me — that invested in our humanity and gave me a fair shot to pursue my potential.”