#Roommates, President Biden just made a major nomination within his administration that is set to make history. It was recently announced that President Biden has nominated Shalanda Young to be the new Head of Office Management And Budget—and if the nomination is formally approved, she will be the first Black woman to ever hold the position.
@APNews reports, in a video announcement to reveal the news that he officially nominated Shalanda Young to lead the Office of Management And Budget (making her the very first Black woman to do so) President Biden spoke about Young’s leadership and qualifications. “She has continued to impress me, and congressional leaders as well,” he said, acknowledging that Young has been in the role of acting director for most of 2021.
Following Biden’s formal nomination of Shalanda Young, it is now up a Senate confirmation vote to make her nomination official. However, as of now it is unclear when the confirmation vote will be scheduled—although it should be noted that back in March, she was confirmed as the Deputy Director with a 63-67 vote with over a dozen Republicans backing her.
According to sources, the only potential roadblock to Young’s historic new title could be West Virginia Democratic Senator Joe Manchin, who has recently proven to be a pivotal vote for President Biden’s agenda in the congressional chamber.
Previously, Shalanda Young was the Staff Director for the House Appropriations Committee. Following news of her nomination, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi stated that it was “well-deserved” via an official statement.
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