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Biden hit with first Cabinet defeat as White House withdraws Neera Tanden nomination for budget chief

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President Joe Biden was hit with his first cabinet defeat on Tuesday as his pick to oversee the White House budget office withdrew from consideration after generating resistance from a key conservative Democrat and a group of moderate Republican senators.

“I have accepted Neera Tanden’s request to withdraw her name from nomination for Director of the Office of Management and Budget,” Biden said in a statement on Tuesday evening. “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 details ⇒

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