Neera Tanden Bio, Career, Age, Height, Husband, Salary and Net Worth

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Who is  Neera Tanden ?

Neera Tanden is an American political consultant and former government official. She is the president of the Center for America Progress, a liberal advocacy organization where she has worked worked in different capacities since it was founded in 2003. 

Neera has worked on some Democratic presidential campaigns. This campaigns include those of Michael Dukakis in 1988, Bill Clinton in 1992 and Barack Obama in 2008in . Neera was senior staffer to Hillary Clinton during her 2000 election to  United States Senate seat New York . During Clinton’s tenure as Senator. She advised Clinton during her run for the 2008 Democratic nomination and later in 2016 she helped her win nomination in 2016 against Bernie Sanders and run against Donald Trump in the 2016 General election .


Working with Clinton’s

Neera has been a personal friend of Hillary Clintons and her professional life has significantly defined by her work with the Clintons. Neera worked with Bill Clinton’s campaign on a new energy policies and health care  reform, as director for the Domestic policy in the Clintons White House. She was also the domestic policy advisor in the First Lady’s Office .

In 2016,Bruce Reed, a Democratic political operative, said Neera played part in the implementing Clintons  welfare reform Bill, the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act that was signe 1996. She denied the allegation and in response posted a screenshot of what she claimed was an email from reeds.

In 1999 and 2000 During Hillary Clintons Senatorial campaign in New York  she was the deputy campaign manager and policy director for her successful campaigns. After Clintons won the Election, Neera served as Senator Clintons legislative director from 2003-2005.

Neera was an unpaid  adviser to Clinton’s during 2016 primary season nominating campaign. However they lost in the general election to Donald trump .When Hillary Clinton secured the Democratic nomination for the president in 2016 . Neera was named to her transition team and she was considered a candidate for a top White House job if Clinton’s had won.

Obama General Election Campaign and Administration

After Barack Obama was nominated as Democratic presidential candidate. Neera was one of the people who joined the Obama Campaign Teams. She was domestic policy director for his successful election campaign.

After Obama won the  2008 presidential election, Neera served as a senior adviser to Secretary Kathleen Sebelius at the Department of Health and Human Service. She then helped to draft the administration’s health care legislation, including the work specific to its proposed. However the legislation were later withdrawn in the public option. Neera also played a big part in negotiating with the Congress and stakeholder on several provision of the bill. Tanden has been the “key architect” of the Affordable Care Act.

Center of American Progress

Neera got a role in founding the Center of American Progress in 2003 (CAP). She worked as a Senior Vice President for Domestic Policy. She was also serving as the Senior Vice President for Academic Affair at the same time and Chief Operating Officer in 2010. On 1st, November, 2011, Neera took over from John Podesta as CAP’S president and CEO. In 2016 a hacker accessed Podesta’s private email, which included exchanges with Tanden. WikiLeaks published the emails where in one exchange with Neera on 11th, August,2015, while they were discussing news the Harvard University law professor Lawrence Lessing was exploring a bid for the Democratic nomination .  She said the release of her personal communication which featured blunt private assessment as a painful experience to endure.

Matt Bruenig a blogger who was the Bernie Sander was fire in 2016 from the Think tank Demos. this was after a tweet he made that were critical of Neera (“calling her a scumbag”), leading many to allege that the she was involved in his firing but Tanden denied the allegation. After Clinton lost in 2016 Tanden  focused on her work at the Center of America Program and she aimed at having the think tank and mostly it advocacy arm (the Center of American Progress action Fund) that served as “central hub for Trump resistance “. In 2020 the group promoted their “Medicare Extra for All” a plan that was made as a counter to Medicare for All which despite the name, did not call for as much coverage .

Following a report by BuzzFeed News of sexual harassment in 2016 within the CAP. An employee accused a manager for sexual harassment which led her to apologize. She was later named as New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy’s Restart and Recovery Commission on 28th,April,2020. Where the Commission was tasked to prepare the state to reopen after its COVID-19 Lockdown.

A photo of Neera Tanden

A photo of Neera Tanden

Office of Management and Budget nomination

President Joe Biden announced that Tanden would be his nominee for Director of the Office of Management and Budget on 30th,November,2020. After the announcement Neera immediately deleted over 1,000 tweets, and changed  twitter Bio from “progressive” to “liberal”. During the confirmation hearing , she apologized for several of her tweets attacking Republican senators.

Many members of the 2016 and 2020 Bernie Sanders Presidential campaign strongly disliked her and had drawn an explicit distinction between “progressive and Neera Tanden” . Senator Joe Manchin said in he opposed her nomination due to “overtly partisan statement” in the past in February 2021. Following this sentiments her approval was left in doubt due to the 50-50 split in the senate between both parties. Susan Collins, Rob Portman, Mitt Romney and other Senator also said they vote against Neera Tanden.

Hugh Hewitt the Conservative commentator asked the Senate Republican to forgive her and approve the nomination. The state panel which were set to vote on her nomination  postponed consideration. On 2nd, March, 2021 the Joe Biden administration  withdrew Neera Tanden nomination to head the Office of Management and Budget. In  White House statement release , Tanden asked for her nomination to be turned down. This was because the confirmation was no longer in reach and that her nomination had become a distraction from the administration’s priorities. The president said he had the “utmost respect” for Neera and pledged to find another role for her in his administration.

Neera Tanden Age

She was born on September, 10th, 1970 and she is currently 50 years.  She was born in Bedford, Massachusetts, United States.

Neera Tanden Family

Tanden Parents and Siblings

Tanden parents divorced while she was 5 yeas. After which her mother Maya Tanden was on welfare for nearly two years before obtaining a job as a travel agent. She has a brother who is known as Raj.

Tanden Husband and Children

Tanden met her Husband Benjamin Edward while she was a  freshman in the University of California, Los Angeles. They are both blessed with two children.

Neera Tanden Height.

She has a short height of 5 feet, 2 inches and average body build.

Tanden Salary and Net Worth

Neera has a Net Worth of $ 1 million and $397,000 in 2018.

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