“Neera Tanden’s nomination to be President Joe Biden’s budget chief is in even more trouble.
“Sens. Susan Collins and Mitt Romney said on Monday they will oppose Tanden to lead the White House Budget Office, dealing a decisive blow to her hopes of confirmation. And Democrats aren’t even sure whether Tanden will receive a vote on the Senate floor.
“Tanden’s bid to become director of the Office of Management and Budget first became imperiled Friday, when Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) announced he would oppose her, citing her controversial Twitter feed.
“Without support from Manchin in an evenly divided Senate, Tanden needs backing from at least one Republican. Moderate Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) has not yet said how she will vote and seem to be Biden’s best and only hope.”
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