Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the nomination of Shalanda Young, President Biden’s choice to lead the Office of Management and Budget. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:
As we continue exploring ways to help the people of Ukraine, the Senate will also move forward on nominations. Later today, we are scheduled to vote to proceed on the nomination of Shalanda Young, President Biden’s choice to lead the Office of Management and Budget.
For the last year, Ms. Young has already been doing the work of leading OMB as Acting Director, and she’s proven to be bipartisan, deeply experienced, and knows the budget and appropriations process like the back of her hand.
She was an amazing, amazing budget director for the Appropriations Committee in the House, and has been an amazing Acting Director, and she'll do great as director of OMB. It’s time we make her appointment official here in the Senate, and I hope to see members from both sides rally behind her later this week.
If confirmed, Shalanda Young would make history as the very first Black woman confirmed by the Senate to lead the OMB, another glass ceiling shattered by a remarkable member of the President’s historic Cabinet.
It’s been under Ms. Young’s leadership that the OMB has notched some of the Administration’s biggest accomplishments, from securing billions in disaster relief funding, beefing up the Made in America Office, to working with Congress on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
Clinton, Louisiana can celebrate this week knowing that one of their own is bringing the Administration’s agenda to life. I look forward to seeing this great nominee confirmed later this week.