President Biden Picks Shalanda Young and Nani Coloretti, Two Women of Color, to Lead White House Budget Office

If confirmed by the Senate, Shalanda Young would be the first Black woman to lead the Office of Management and Budget while Nani Coloretti, who is Filipino American, would become one of the highest-ranking Asian Americans in the Biden administration.

The Office of Management and Budget helps the president develop an annual budget and monitors how tax dollars are spent. Thios would be the first time that two women of color will lead the agency.

“Today it’s my honor to nominate two extraordinary, history-making women to lead the Office of Management and Budget,” Biden said in a video announcement released Wednesday.

The head of the Office of Management and Budget is tasked with putting together the administration’s budget and overseeing a wide range of logistical and regulatory issues across the federal government.

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