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Chairman Yarmuth Statement on Nomination of Shalanda Young as OMB Director & Nani Coloretti as Deputy Director

Nov 24, 2021

Washington, D.C.— Today, Kentucky Representative John Yarmuth, Chair of the House Budget Committee, issued the following statement after President Biden announced his intent to nominate Shalanda Young as Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and Nani Coloretti as Deputy Director: 

“I applaud President Biden’s historic nomination of Shalanda Young and Nani Coloretti to lead the OMB,” said Chairman Yarmuth. “Ms. Young’s leadership and experience, including several years as the Staff Director for the House Appropriations Committee, has earned her the respect of Democrats and Republicans. As the Acting Director of OMB since March 2021, Ms. Young has played a critical role in advancing and implementing President’s Biden vision to create a stronger, more equitable nation. Likewise, with decades of experience in public service, Ms. Coloretti has shown a deep commitment to increasing opportunity for all Americans.

“As our nation continues to recover from the COVID-19 crisis, OMB will play a critical role in ensuring America’s communities receive the support they need to thrive. With Ms. Young and Ms. Coloretti at the helm, the agency and our nation will greatly benefit from their experience and leadership. I congratulate both women on their nominations and I look forward to working with them to deliver the strong and equitable recovery our nation needs and the American people deserve.”   

Both Ms. Young and Ms. Coloretti have been previously confirmed by the Senate with bipartisan support. If confirmed again, OMB would be led by two history-making women of color who are experienced and highly qualified. Ms. Young will be the first Black woman to lead OMB and Ms. Coloretti will be one of the highest-ranking Asian American, Native Hawaiians, or Pacific Islanders serving in government.

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