Neera Tanden, President Biden’s nominee for director of the Office and Management and Budget, speaks during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee confirmation hearing on Tuesday. Tanden apologized for past insults to Republicans.

WASHINGTON, DC – FEBRUARY 09: Neera Tanden, nominee for director of the Office and Management and Budget (OMB) speaks during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee confirmation hearing on February 9, 2021 in Washington, DC. Tanden helped found the Center for American Progress, a policy research and advocacy organization, and has held senior advisory positions in Democratic politics since the Clinton administration. (Photo by Ting Shen-Pool/Getty Images)