Biden picks failed OMB nominee Neera Tanden to replace Susan Rice

President Biden on Friday announced that White House staff secretary Neera Tanden will be promoted to serve as the president’s new domestic policy adviser, following former Ambassador Susan Rice’s exit from that role. The White House also said that Stefanie Feldman will be the new White House staff secretary and Zayn Siddique will be promoted to Principal Deputy of the Domestic Policy Council. Tanden was initially nominated by Biden to head the Office of Management and Budget. The nomination was withdrawn earlier this year over a lack of congressional support for her nomination, and following criticism over some of her past posts on Twitter. After her nomination was withdrawn, the president vowed to find a place for Tanden in his administration – one without the requirement of Senate approval. SUSAN RICE STEPPING DOWN AS BIDEN’S DOMESTIC POLICY ADVISER TOP BIDEN AIDE NEERA TANDEN REPEATEDLY CLAIMED STEELE DOSSIER WAS CREDIBLE Tanden was reported to be the White House’s top candidate to replace Rice as the top domestic policy adviser to the president.  “For over two years, Susan Rice has helped craft and implement my domestic policy agenda and our country owes a debt of gratitude for her history-making public service. I am pleased to announce that Neera Tanden will continue to drive the formulation and implementation of my domestic policy, from economic mobility and racial equity to health care, immigration and education,” Biden said in a statement. BIDEN WITHDRAWS NOMINATION OF NEERA TANDEN TO BE OMB DIRECTOR “As Senior Advisor and Staff Secretary, Neera oversaw decision-making processes across my domestic, economic and national security teams. She has 25 years of experience in public policy, has served three Presidents, and led one of the largest think tanks in the country for nearly a decade. She was a key architect of the Affordable Care Act and helped drive key domestic policies that became part of my agenda, including clean energy subsidies and sensible gun reform. While growing up, Neera relied on some of the critical programs that she will oversee as Domestic Policy Advisor, and I know those insights will serve my Administration and the American people well. I look forward to continuing to work closely with Neera in her new role.” Fox News’ Brooke Singman contributed to this report. 
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