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Neera TandenPhotographer: Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times/Bloomberg

The White House has named Neera Tanden its new staff secretary, giving the longtime Democratic operative an influential role with close proximity to President Joe Biden. 

A White House official confirmed the appointment, calling the position the central nervous system of the West Wing. The staff secretary job includes controlling the flow of paper in and out of the Oval Office.