Neera Tanden, President of the Center for American Progress Action Fund, speaks on day three of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center on July 27, 2016 in Philadelphia.
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President-elect Joe Biden is expected to appoint Neera Tanden as Head of Administration and Budget and Cecilia Rouse as Chair of the Economic Advisory Council. Three people familiar with the process confirmed NBC News on Sunday.
NBC News has learned to appoint Adewale “Wally” Adeyemo as Assistant Secretary of the Treasury alongside Janet Yellen.
The Wall Street Journal first reported the expected dates.
Biden is expected to introduce members of his business team in Wilmington on Tuesday.
The expected appointments come on the same day that Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris announced their all-female communications team.
Tanden is president and CEO of the Center for American Progress, a liberal think tank, and the former domestic affairs director of the Obama-Biden presidential campaign.
The obvious decision was immediately pushed back left and right, and Senator John Cornyn, R-Texas, director of communications, citing a “Endless stream of derogatory comments” about the GOP Senators Tanden has to confirm her on the post.
She “has no chance of being verified,” tweeted Drew Brandewie.
Brianna Joy Gray, Former Press Secretary for Sen. Bernie Sanders’ 2020 presidential election, criticized Tanden as “openly contemptuous” of independent Vermont and its coalition.
“It’s almost as if they don’t want progressives to support national democratic candidates” Gray added.
Rouse, an economist, is the dean of the School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. Earlier this year She cited a letter Signed by dozens of economists advocating further action to contain the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
If this were confirmed, she would be the first black woman to preside over the Council, according to the Journal.
Adeyemo was senior international economic advisor to former President Barack Obama and was named the first President of the Obama Foundation last year.