Shalanda Young is the Biden Administration nominee for Director of the Office of Management and Budget.
Currently, Shalanda Young serves as the Deputy Director as well as the Acting Director of the Office of Management and Budget. Previously, Young served as the Staff Director for the United States House Committee on Appropriations.
Past statements on development, diplomacy, and U.S. global leadership:
On Diplomacy: “One place we’re rebuilding is in diplomacy. I think General Mattis said it best: you reduce your diplomatic budget, you may as well buy him more bullets. This budget reinvests to make sure that our strength is not just in one place, but it is in our economic outlook and it’s in our diplomacy.” (Source)
On Racial Equity: “Advancing racial equity requires a whole of government approach, so it goes even beyond the budget and how we implement programs, making sure we’re using a lens to ensure that taxpayers from all walks of life get those investments back and that’s also a great way to grow the economy.” (Source)
On Investing in Staff: “We’ve seen extreme erosion in the environmental staff, in the international and defense staff, but if you look at where we would put the staff, we try to rebuild evenly across all of the offices of OMB.” (Source)