US President-elect Joe Biden recently said that Indian-origin Neera Tanden understands the struggles of working Americans because she has lived them. Earlier this week, Biden had formally announced Tanden’s nomination as the head of Office of Management and Budget (OMB). While hailing Tanden for her “brilliant policy mind,” Biden said that she will always be motivated to help the families and create a budget, that reflects the values of America. 

Further, Biden also highlighted that Tanden would be the first woman of colour and from South Asia to lead the OMB. Meanwhile, Tanden is a policy-making veteran and is a close ally of Hillary Clinton. She had also contributed to the passing of the Obama Administration’s OBAMACARE.

Meanwhile, on Tuesday, Biden also unveiled his high-profile and experienced team. Biden exuded confidence that his team will create a recovery for all and get the country’s economy moving again. His economic team includes Janet Yellen as the Treasury Secretary, Indian-American Neera Tanden as the Director of Office of Management and Budget, Wally Adeyemo the as Deputy Secretary of the Treasury, Cecilia Rouse as the Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers, and Jared Bernstein and Heather Boushey as members of the Council of Economic Advisers.