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Biden’s chief of staff at center of controversy over White House budget pick

White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain has been second-guessed by some Biden allies.
  • Feb 25, 2021

Neera Tanden committee votes delayed as alternatives to lead White House budget office surface

Biden's pick to lead the budget office may not have the votes to be approved.
  • Feb 24, 2021

Growing computer-chip shortage alarms Biden and Congress

Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) called the lack of production capacity “a dangerous weak spot in our economy and in our national security.”
  • Feb 23, 2021

Moderate Senate Democrats target state aid fund in Biden covid relief bill

Several Democratic senators are working on changes to the state and local aid portion of the bill, including redirecting some of the money to invest in infrastructure to expand the broadband network.
  • Feb 23, 2021

Trump’s former treasury secretary expected to launch investment fund, seeking backing of Persian Gulf state funds

President Trump’s treasury secretary is planning to launch an investment fund that is expected to raise money from sovereign wealth funds in the Persian Gulf and other investors, two people familiar with the project said.
  • Feb 23, 2021

Biden faces first potential Cabinet defeat as opposition grows to budget pick

Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Mitt Romney (R-Utah) indicated Monday that they plan to vote against OMB nominee Neera Tanden, citing her intemperate and now-deleted social media posts attacking GOP lawmakers.
  • Feb 22, 2021

Sen. Joe Manchin announces opposition to White House budget pick, possibly dooming her nomination

The nomination of Neera Tanden to lead the budget office is in jeopardy.
  • Feb 19, 2021

Mostly united over covid relief, Democrats face divisions over Biden’s massive second economic plan

Biden’s next package could be far pricier than the covid relief legislation and as the next must-pass piece of legislation in a divided Capitol where legislative opportunities will be scarce, it’s unleashed a torrent of other demands from all sides, as advocates for issues from climate change to immigration push to get their priorities included.
  • Feb 17, 2021

U.S. federal debt to exceed size of economy even before Biden stimulus is approved, CBO says

The CBO’s deficit projections come the day after the Federal Reserve chair warned of the dangers of high unemployment.
  • Feb 11, 2021