Biden Nominates Resistance Leader for Key Position

One of President-elect Biden’s top Cabinet appointees earned more than $700,000 over two years as the head of a leading liberal nonprofit, her financial disclosures reveal.

Neera Tanden, Biden’s nominee to lead the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), disclosed earning $731,528 from the Center for American Progress (CAP) for the last two years, along with thousands in investments and speaking fees, according to the documents. That amounts to about $365,000 a year.

A longtime Democratic operative, Tanden worked on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s two presidential campaigns. Under former President Obama, she also helped draft the Affordable Care Act legislation as an adviser to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. She previously described CAP’s mission as becoming the “central hub of the Trump resistance.”

Tanden’s nomination has attracted attention, in part, due to her decision to delete more than 1,000 tweets, which included many that were critical of Republican senators.

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