Neera Tandon Becomes the First Asian-American Domestic Policy Advisor In Biden Administration

By siliconindia   |   Friday, 12 May 2023, 19:01 IST
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Neera Tandon Becomes the First Asian-American Domestic Policy Advisor In Biden Administration

The Biden administration encompasses yet another Indian American to play a crucial role, Domestic Policy Advisor.             

The Indian-American population taking indispensable roles in the Biden administration is soaring critically, where Neera Tandon, an Indian-American political consultant, is appointed as the Domestic Policy Advisor.

Announced on the fifth of May, the move will be one pivotal game-changer for the upcoming presidential election that is to be held in 2024. Mrs. Tandon has secured a place in history thereby, as the first Asian-American to be elected to the White House Advisory Council. 

Born in Massachusetts to Indian immigrant parents, Mrs. Tandon holds a bachelor’s degree in arts from the University of California Los Angeles and graduated from Yale Law School. With nearly 25 years of experience in public policy, Mrs. Tandon has worked with three US presidents and has also led one of the largest think tanks in the country for nearly a decade.

Tandon served as the former US Secretary of State and is a close aide of Hilary Clinton, the 2016 presidential candidate from the Democratic party. She played a critical part in passing the Affordable Care Act during the Obama administration. She also served as Biden’s staff secretary, processing all the paperwork on the President’s desk on short notice. She also oversaw the decision-making processes in domestic, economic, and national security teams.

A Domestic Policy Advisor holds a crucial role play in the integral functioning of the White House to efficiently develop and implement the domestic policy agenda of the President. They also serve as a liaison between the President and other government agencies, ensuring the effective functioning of the administration policies. Mrs. Tandon, with her established expertise and knowledge in the American State, will play a crucial role to achieve the domestic policy goals of the Biden administration.