Biden taps OMB director, deputy nominees: ‘Two history-making women of color’

Shalanda Young, current Acting Director of OMB, and Biden’s nominee for director

President Joe Biden announced Wednesday that he’s chosen Shalanda Young to direct the Office of Management, and Nani Coloretti as Deputy Director. Young has been serving as Acting Director since March. “Both Young and Coloretti have been confirmed by the Senate in the past,” the White House statement says. 

“If they are confirmed again, OMB would be led by two history-making women of color who are experienced and highly qualified. Young, who has served as Acting Director since being confirmed as Deputy Director by the Senate in a bipartisan 63-37 vote on March 23, 2021, would be the first Black woman to lead OMB. Coloretti would be one of the highest-ranking Asian American, Native Hawaiians, or Pacific Islanders serving in government.”

In a a video announcement of the nominations, Biden said “The Office of Management and Budget has been called the nerve center of our government. This is an agency that not only helps me create the budget, but also makes sure that your tax dollars are spent efficiently and effectively and exactly as the law requires.”

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