US Vice President Kamala Harris has cast a crucial vote to confirm Kiran Ahuja as OPM chief. The Office of Personnel Management is a federal agency that manages more than two million civil servants in the country.
Washington. US Vice President Kamala Harris Indian-American to head Office of Personnel Management Kiran Ahuja Cast your important vote to confirm the name of Harris’ vote was instrumental in breaking the tie in the Senate divided over Ahuja’s nomination. The Office of Personnel Management is a federal agency that manages over two million civil servants in the country. American lawyer and activist Ahuja (49) is the first Indian-American to hold this top position in the US government. On Tuesday, Harris announced he would vote in favor of Ahuja after a 50-50 vote in the Senate. Harris said, “The Vice President votes affirmatively when the Senate is evenly divided.” Also, this is Harris’ sixth vote this year as Vice President to break the tie.
Senator Diane Feinstein said Ahuja has more than two decades of experience in public service and philanthropy, including a senior role in the Office of Personnel Management in former President Barack Obama’s administration. Responding to opposition Republican leaders, Senator James Lankford said he does not think the federal government’s head of HR should speak so openly in favor of abortion. Ahuja was the Chief of Staff to the Director of the Office of Personnel Management from 2015 to 2017. She is currently the CEO of Philanthropy Northwest, a regional network of charitable organizations. He began his career as a civil rights attorney at the US Department of Justice. He was raised in Georgia and graduated with a degree in political science from Spelman College and a law degree from the University of Georgia.
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