United States President Joe Biden has nominated Shalanda Young and Nani Coloretti, two “history-making” women of color, to lead the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
In a video announcement on Nov. 24, Biden said that he has nominated Shalanda Young to serve as the director of OBM and Nani Coloretti as deputy director.
“Shalanda Young and Nani Coloretti are two of the most experienced, qualified people to lead OMB. Each has been confirmed before by the United States Senate with strong bipartisan support,” Biden said.
“I urge the Senate to swiftly confirm them again so they can lead OMB at this important time,” Biden further said.
If confirmed by the Senate, Young would become the first Black woman to lead OMB and Coloretti would be the first Filipino American to serve in the role and one of the highest-ranking Asian American to serve in the government.
Young has been serving as the OMB acting director since being confirmed as deputy director in March.
Meanwhile, Coloretti is currently a Senior Vice President at the Urban Institute, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank that conducts economic and social policy research.
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