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Senate Opposition Grows to Biden Budget Pick Neera Tanden

  • Tanden would need some Republican votes in 50-50 Senate
  • Collins, Romney are among Senate’s most moderate Republicans
Neera Tanden
Neera Tanden

Photographer: Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times

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Neera Tanden’s nomination to lead the White House budget office is all but dead in the closely divided Senate, after two Republican moderates declared Monday they wouldn’t support her.

Senators Susan Collins of Maine and Mitt Romney of Utah dealt Tanden’s chances of confirmation mortal blows when they announced they would vote against President Joe Biden’s nominee. Tanden’s nomination was imperiled last week when Democratic Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia said he would not vote to confirm her.