He told reporters at a press conference in New York: “I’m working with President Biden to seek additional votes so that she can pass.” Referring to Democratic Senator Joe Manchin, he said no Will vote for Tanden. Schumer added: “I think she will be a very good OMB leader.”
Biden said that he has no intention of canceling Tanden’s nomination, and he believes they will find votes to confirm her identity.
So far, she has met 35 senators on both sides of the aisle, sources involved in the confirmation process told CNN on Saturday. The source said: “This work started from the moment she was appointed and will continue until next week.”
Schumer is only a small percentage of the 50-50 Senate. Vice President Kamala Harris (Kamala Harris) can vote in a tie-breaking way in the chamber, but without Manchin’s support, the Democrats Will not be able to vote on their own.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said in a statement on Friday that Tanden is “an accomplished policy expert and will be an outstanding budget director. We look forward to the committee next week. Vote and continue to work hard to get her confirmation through contact with both parties.”