Pres Biden just revoked Trump's presidential action to build the "National Garden of American Heroes," among other things pic.twitter.com/cKAzHeOJ0j
— Jesse Rodriguez (@JesseRodriguez) May 14, 2021
President Biden has signed a proclamation revoking Trump's October 2019 proclamation on the "Suspension of Entry of Immigrants Who Will Financially Burden the United States Healthcare System, in Order To Protect the Availability of Healthcare Benefits for Americans," the WH says.
— Jennifer Epstein (@jeneps) May 14, 2021
Neera Tanden is back, in a new WH job that doesn't require Senate confirmation
— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) May 14, 2021
emails mean tweets!”
… A longtime health policy expert, Tanden will begin planning for potential policy changes that could result from the forthcoming US Supreme Court decision on Republican legal efforts to strike down the Affordable Care Act. She worked in former President Barack Obama’s administration as the act was designed and implemented.
Among other duties, the official said, Tanden will also launch a review of the US Digital Service. The service is charged with solving the federal government’s information technology and online security issues, recruiting technologists for tours of service akin to the Peace Corps.
The US Digital Service, which is housed within the Executive Office of the President, was launched after the crash of the Healthcare.gov website in 2013. Since the start of the pandemic, it has worked on a number of coronavirus-related projects for agencies across the federal government…
Tanden was a longtime aide to Hillary Clinton who became president of the liberal Center for American Progress after leaving the Obama administration.
Her new role does not require Senate confirmation.
Excellent choice. https://t.co/FsgG0Spjbl
— Brian Schatz (@brianschatz) May 14, 2021
Per the Washington Post:
… Tanden will be responsible, among other things, for preparing contingency plans for potential Supreme Court rulings that may result from Republican legal challenges to the Affordable Care Act. Tanden worked as a senior adviser in the Department of Health and Human Services during the Obama administration and helped draft parts of the former president’s signature health care law.
The U.S. Digital Service is responsible for making the government accessible to Americans online.
Ron Klain, the White House chief of staff, is particularly close to Tanden and played a significant role in her initial selection for the Cabinet. He was also instrumental in her landing her new job at the White House…
Same title as Valerie Jarrett and Karl Rove, for context. https://t.co/Z7Gz0AfBHr
— Reinstated Doorknob Licker (@agraybee) May 14, 2021