As Trillions Flow Out the Door, Stimulus Oversight Faces Challenges

A sprawling system meant to police trillions of dollars is showing signs of strain as watchdogs warn of waste, fraud and abuse.

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Biden Details $1.52 Trillion Spending Proposal to Fund Discretionary Priorities

The blueprint includes increases in funding to address climate change, along with beefing up education, health research and the Internal Revenue Service.

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Shalanda Young, Top House Aide, Is Confirmed as Biden’s No. 2 Budget Official

Over more than a decade at the House Appropriations Committee, Ms. Young gained credibility with members of both political parties.

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Biden Drops Tanden Nomination Amid Bipartisan Opposition

The White House had insisted that it would stand by Neera Tanden as President Biden’s top budget official, but it became clear that she did not have the Senate votes to be confirmed.

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Confirmation in Doubt for Neera Tanden, Biden’s Budget Director Pick

The struggle to gain support for the longtime Democratic aide whose combative Twitter posts have drawn criticism reflects miscalculations by the White House and its chief of staff, Ron Klain.

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Neera Tanden: First Cabinet-Level Casualty of the Twitter Age?

Republicans have criticized her tweets, but Democrats say former President Donald J. Trump’s were much worse as they assail what they call a double standard.

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Tanden’s Confirmation on Shaky Ground as More Senators Voice Opposition

Two Republican senators said they would not vote to confirm President Biden’s nominee to head the budget office, further dimming her chances to secure enough support in an evenly divided chamber.

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Neera Tanden, Biden’s Budget Nominee, Faces Challenge to Confirmation

Senator Joe Manchin III said he would oppose President Biden’s nominee to lead the Office of Management and Budget, a move that could scuttle her chances for her confirmation.

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Biden to Sign Executive Order Bolstering ‘Buy American’ Provisions

The government is already required to contract with U.S. companies when possible, but waivers have frustrated businesses for years.

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Biden Admonishes Trump Administration Over ‘Obstruction’

“Right now, we just aren’t getting all the information that we need from the outgoing administration in key national security areas,” the president-elect said.

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Republican Resistance to Tanden Illustrates Trouble Ahead for Biden

The swift and bitter pushback to President-elect Joe Biden’s choice to lead his budget office left some wondering if the incoming administration recognizes the depth of polarization it is confronting on Capitol Hill.

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Biden Faces a Balancing Act in Choosing Top Aides With Business Ties

Jeffrey Zients, a candidate to lead the administration’s coronavirus response team, is arousing resistance from some progressive Democrats.

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Top Contenders for Biden’s Cabinet Draw Fire From All Sides

Lists of names of those the president-elect is said to be considering are flying across Washington, prompting lawmakers and interest groups to raise questions about some top contenders.

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Trump Issues Order Giving Him More Leeway to Hire and Fire Federal Workers

The move would give the president greater freedom to weed out what he sees as a “deep state” bureaucracy. The executive order, which could be rescinded if he is not re-elected, was condemned by civil service unions.

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White House Blocks New Coronavirus Vaccine Guidelines

The F.D.A. proposed stricter guidelines for emergency approval of a coronavirus vaccine, but the White House chief of staff objected to provisions that would push approval past Election Day.

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Why Is Trump Gutting Regulations That Save Lives?

Smart safeguards, designed by specialists, protect public health and safety.

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