Neera Tanden Tapped for OMB Director: “I’m Here Today Because of Social Programs”

On Dec. 1, Neera Tanden accepted the position as director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and laid out the importance of the OMB, which oversees financial decisions within the executive branch.

“We relied on food stamps to eat; we relied on Section 8 housing vouchers to pay the rent; we relied on the social safety net to get back on our feet,” she continued. “This country gave her a fair shot to reach the middle class, and she made it work.”