Indian-origin Neera Tandon becomes domestic policy advisor in Biden administration
On 5 May 2023, an Indian-American Neera Tandon has been appointed as the domestic policy advisor in US President Joe Biden's team.
Tandon's appointment has been made keeping in mind the presidential election to be held in the US in 2024.
Following Biden's decision to appoint Neera Tandon, she became the first Asian-American to lead the White House Advisory Council.
Prior to this, Tandon served as Biden's staff secretary during this term.
Neera Tandon responsibly processed all the paperwork that arrived on the President's desk.
According to the White House, Neera Tandon oversaw decision-making processes in the domestic, economic and national security teams.
Neera Tandon was born in Massachusetts to Indian immigrant parents. Tandon studied at the University of California Los Angeles and Yale University.
With over 25 years of experience working in public policy, Neera Tandon has worked with three US presidents, and also headed one of the country's largest think tanks for nearly a decade.
Neera Tandon is the former US Secretary of State and a close aide of Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential candidate in the 2016 presidential election.
Neera also helped pass the Affordable Care Act in the Obama administration.
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