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Statement on the Withdrawal of the Nomination of Neera Tanden To Be Director of the Office of Management and Budget

March 02, 2021

I have accepted Neera Tanden's request to withdraw her name from nomination for Director of the Office of Management and Budget. I have the utmost respect for her record of accomplishment, her experience and her counsel, and I look forward to having her serve in a role in my administration. She will bring valuable perspective and insight to our work.

NOTE: The Office of the Press Secretary also released a letter from Ms. Tanden to the President withdrawing her nomination.

Letter from Neera Tanden to President Biden Withdrawing Her Nomination

Dear President Biden,

I am writing to you to withdraw my nomination for Director of the Office of Management and Budget. It has been an honor of a lifetime to be considered for this role and for the faith placed in me.

I appreciate how hard you and your team at the White House has worked to win my confirmation. Unfortunately, it now seems clear that there is no path forward to gain confirmation, and I do not want continued consideration of my nomination to be a distraction from your other priorities.

I am incredibly grateful for your leadership on behalf of the American people and for your agenda that will make such a transformative difference in people's lives.

Sincerely,

Neera Tanden

Joseph R. Biden, Statement on the Withdrawal of the Nomination of Neera Tanden To Be Director of the Office of Management and Budget Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/348266

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