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Biden expected to name Neera Tanden, Cecilia Rouse to economic team

Neera Tandon, chair of the Center for American Progress Action Fund, speaks during the third day 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 name Neera Tandon with Cecilia Rouse to head the Office of Management and Budget and to chair the Council of Economic Advisers, confirmed to NBC News on Sunday Three people familiar with the process gone.

He is also expected to name Adewale “Wally” Adeyimo along with Janet Yellen to be named deputy treasury secretary, NBC News has learned.

The Wall Street Journal first reported the expected appointments.

Biden is expected to introduce himself to members of his economics team on Tuesday in Winston.

The anticipated appointments come on the same day that Biden and Vice President Elect Kamala Harris announced their all-female communications team.

Tenden is president and CEO of the Center for American Progress, a liberal think tank and former domestic policy director for the Obama-Biden presidential campaign.

The apparent choice attracted immediate pushback from left and right, with Sen. & John Cornyn, R-Texas communications director. Citing a An “endless stream of disgruntled comments” about GOP Senator Tenden would require him to confirm the post.

“Drew Brandy tweeted,” There is zero chance of it being confirmed.

Briana Joy Gray, former press secretary for Sen. Bernie Sanders’ 2020 presidential run, Criticized Tenden as “openly disgusted” of the Vermont Independent and their coalition.

“It is almost as if they want to support the National Democratic candidates going no further.” Gray added.

Ros, an economist, is dean of Princeton University’s School of Public and International Affairs. Earlier this year, it signed a letter signed by dozens of economists, arguing more action could be taken to lead to an economic decline from the coronovirus epidemic.

If confirmed, she would be the first woman of color to chair the council, according to the journal.

Adeyemo served as a senior international economics adviser to former President Barack Obama and was named as the first president of the Obama Foundation last year.

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