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Joe Biden Accepts Neera Tanden’s Request To Withdraw Nomination

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Henry Rodgers Senior Congressional Correspondent
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President Joe Biden announced Tuesday that he has accepted Neera Tanden’s request to have her nomination to lead the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) withdrawn.

The White House released a statement from Biden, saying that Tanden will serve some sort of rule in his administration.

Nearly all Senate Republicans immediately came out in opposition to Tanden’s nomination when it was announced. Republican Utah Sen. Mitt Romney confirmed Tuesday that he will vote against Tanden’s confirmation, just one day after Republican Maine Sen. Susan Collins announced that she will oppose Tanden’s confirmation.

Republican Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski was the one Republican needed, however, she never made a decision before the White House accepted Tanden’s request.

President Joe Biden speaks to the media at the White House before he walks to Marine on the south lawn on February 27, 2021 in Washington, DC. President Joe Biden and first lady head to Wilmington, Delaware for the weekend. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

There have been concerns over Tanden’s apparent partisanship since the news of her nomination first broke. (RELATED: Neera Tanden Forgot To Delete Tweets Criticizing Lisa Murkowski, One Person Who Could End Her Shot At Being Confirmed)

A tweet also resurfaced Wednesday in which Tanden criticized Murkowski after the senator tweeted about lowering the corporate tax rate. (RELATED: Neera Tanden Was ‘Proud To Fight’ Against Trump Cabinet Picks, Now She’s Battling To Save Her Own Nomination)

A number of Republican senators continued to press Tanden over her past comments and donations to Democrats. In the House, Budget Committee Republicans urged senators to reject Tanden’s nomination in a letter.

(This is a developing story. More information will be added as it becomes available.)