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Senate Confirms Shalanda Young as OMB Director

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Senate Confirms Shalanda Young as OMB Director

The Senate has voted 61-31 to confirm Shalanda Young as the permanent director of the Office of Management and Budget. OMB is responsible for overseeing policy, budget, management and regulatory functions across the executive branch.

Young has been serving for nearly a year as deputy budget director and as acting OMB director, The Hill reported Tuesday. As acting director, Young serves as a senior adviser to President Joe Biden and plays an important role in implementing his vision for the executive branch, the White House said in a November 2021 press release.

Prior to joining OMB, Young served as a clerk and as staff director for the House Appropriations Committee, where she oversaw appropriations bills, disaster aid and pandemic-related spending. She also served as the deputy director of staff and as a professional staff member during her time with the committee. The White House added that Young served as a management fellow at the National Institute of Health early in her career. 

Young earned a master’s degree from Tulane University and a bachelor of arts degree from Loyola University New Orleans.

The Biden administration is currently also pushing for the confirmation of Nani Coloretti for the role of OMB deputy director.

Coloretti is currently a senior vice president at the Urban Institute, a policy research organization that specializes in economic mobility. Her previous roles include deputy secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, acting chief financial officer at the Department of the Treasury and chief operating officer of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

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