Neera Tanden will begin working as a senior advisor to President Joe Biden in the White House on Monday, two months after her cabinet appointment was delayed by the Senate.
According to news reports, Tanden, a long-serving Democrat, will be in charge of planning the administration’s response to any fallout from Republicans’ Supreme Court challenge to the Affordable Care Act, as well as the US Digital Service, which aims to make the government more available online.
Although there has been no official announcement from the White House, news reports indicate that Tanden will begin work on Monday.
Tanden had been nominated by President Biden to lead the Office of Management and Budget, a central agency with extensive oversight of the federal government.
If approved, she will be the first Indian-American to serve in a federal cabinet post (Republican Nikki Haley had held a cabinet-rank position as ambassador to UN).