Biden nominates top House Appropriations aide for OMB deputy director

House Appropriations Chair Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) said in a statement that Biden has “chosen a legislative expert whose deep knowledge of the federal budget will be critical as we work to Build Back Better.”

“While I regret that the Appropriations Committee will lose Shalanda from our staff, I know that the Biden Administration, the Congress, and the country will benefit from Shalanda’s service with the Office of Management and Budget,” DeLauro said. “I look forward to working closely with her in this new and important role.”

If confirmed, Young could lead the agency alongside Center for American Progress President Neera Tanden, who has been nominated to be director. As top leaders of the White House budget office, Tanden and Young would play an instrumental role in crafting Biden’s first budget proposal, in addition to shaping his regulatory and fiscal agendas.

Soon-to-be Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has pledged to confirm Biden’s economic nominees as soon as possible.