Conservative Groups Release Joint Statement Opposing Neera Tanden Confirmation

Press Releases · Feb 12, 2021

Washington, DC– Heritage Action, Club for Growth, American Conservative Union, March for Life Action, and FreedomWorks today released a joint statement opposing the confirmation of Neera Tanden's nomination to lead the Office of Management and Budget:

"Our organizations are each issuing key vote alerts against Senate confirmation of the nomination of Neera Tanden to be Director of the Office of Management and Budget. The policies supported by Tanden will undoubtedly damage America’s fiscal, economic, moral, and social well-being. We call on all Senators to reject Senate confirmation of this divisive nominee."

“Neera Tanden is an architect of Obamacare, cheerleader for the Green New Deal, and advocate for socialism in America. Any Senator that cares about working with OMB to grow the economy – not destroy it – should vehemently oppose this nomination.” David McIntosh, President, Club for Growth

"Senators should reject Neera Tanden's nomination to lead the Office of Management and Budget. As a former OMB staffer under President Trump, I know that this little-known office is one of the most powerful in the federal government and has significant influence across the entire executive branch. If Tanden is confirmed, she promises to return to the failed left-wing playbook of expanded bureaucracy and costly job-killing regulations, along with government-run healthcare, blanket amnesty, and a host of disastrous Left-wing policies." Jessica Anderson, Executive Director, Heritage Action for America

“It is clear that whatever policy priorities are too radical to gain support in Congress, Ms. Tanden will use OMB to drive a radical agenda through the administrative process. This approach ignores the will of the people, exceeds the authority granted to the Executive Branch under the U.S. Constitution, and wreaks havoc on our democracy.” – Daniel Schneider, Executive Director, American Conservative Union.

“Neera Tanden, nominated to the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, will certainly use the position to oversee all government regulations to move the country in a “liberal direction.” She has been described as one of the “key architects” of the one of the greatest expansions of abortion - the Affordable Care Act. Tanden has accused groups targeted by the coercive Obamacare mandate, which she helped craft, of being “extreme” – these groups include Catholic nuns like the Little Sisters of the Poor and others who didn’t want to be forced into providing abortifacients in their health plans. March for Life Action opposes Neera Tanden’s nomination, as should every pro-life American.” Tom McClusky, President, March for Life Action

"President Biden’s choice of Neera Tanden to head up OMB is an attempt to appease the progressive left -- And one that we cannot afford. Her outward support for government-controlled universal healthcare, complete disregard for any semblance of fiscal sanity, and lavish praise for the Green New Deal have no place at the center of policymaking in an American presidential administration. FreedomWorks vehemently opposes her confirmation, which would enable such a radical leftist agenda and push our country ever further from the vision of liberty that we fight for every day.” Adam Brandon, President, FreedomWorks