(CNN)Shalanda Young on Tuesday became the first Black woman to lead the White House budget office after the Senate confirmed her to the Cabinet-level position with bipartisan support. The vote was 61-36. The OMB decides who can be counted and how in the United States.
Young has served as acting director of the Office of Management and Budget for the past year. She was confirmed last March by the Senate to serve as the deputy director and ascended to the top role after Neera Tanden’s nomination was withdrawn because Tanden didn’t have enough support in the Senate. Nearly nine months after Tanden’s nomination was withdrawn, Biden officially nominated Young as director.