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DeLauro, Cartwright, Democratic Appropriators Urge Biden to Nominate Young as OMB Director

In a new letter, House Appropriations Committee Chair Rosa DeLauro (D-CT-03), Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Subcommittee Chair Matt Cartwright (D-PA-08), and Democratic Members of the House Appropriations Committee today urged President Biden to nominate Shalanda Young as Director of the Office of the Management and Budget.

“Shalanda Young has an impressive, lengthy record of hard work and smart budgeting across all of the federal Departments and programs,” the Appropriators wrote. “We urge that you choose her now for the Director position at the Office of Management and Budget.”

The Appropriators noted Ms. Young’s long service to the House Appropriations Committee, including a history-making tenure as Clerk and Staff Director, and her deep knowledge of the federal budget-setting process.

“Her leadership in addressing the sometimes-competing needs of all federal agencies, actual and potential government shutdowns, the need for bipartisan budget agreements and accommodations, general disaster emergency supplemental federal responses, and Congress’s COVID19-related relief and economic stimulus packages uniquely positions her to lead in national budgetary matters over the next four years,” the Appropriators wrote.

The full text of the letter is below. A PDF copy is available here.

Dear Mr. President,

We write to recommend that you nominate Shalanda Young to be the Director of the Office of Management and Budget.

As you already know, Ms. Young served the Appropriations Committee extremely well as its Chief Clerk and Staff Director for the last four years, and she worked for the Committee in a number of other, important capacities for a decade prior to that. Her leadership in addressing the sometimes-competing needs of all federal agencies, actual and potential government shutdowns, the need for bipartisan budget agreements and accommodations, general disaster emergency supplemental federal responses, and Congress’s COVID19-related relief and economic stimulus packages uniquely positions her to lead in national budgetary matters over the next four years.

Shalanda knows the federal budget-setting process as well as anyone in Washington, and her professional dedication is also second to none. She has the leadership talent to foster a close, working relationship between Congress and your administration. As you also know, the House Appropriations Committee has a storied history of both productivity and bipartisanship, and Shalanda will help bring the same kind of success to OMB. You obviously already recognized this as you initially nominated her to be Deputy Director of OMB.

Shalanda Young has an impressive, lengthy record of hard work and smart budgeting across all of the federal Departments and programs. We urge that you choose her now for the Director position at the Office of Management and Budget.

Sincerely,

/s/

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