Nani Coloretti is now highest-ranking Filipino American in Biden gov’t

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Nani Coloretti is now the highest-ranking Filipino-American serving in the United States government. Photo from United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Nani Coloretti has been confirmed as the new Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), making her the highest-ranking Filipino American serving under the administration of United States President Joe Biden.

The U.S. Senate Coloretti’s nomination to serve in a key leadership role in the office that oversees the execution of the government’s budget.

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Coloretti was confirmed on March 29, 2022, with 57 votes, to be the Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

The OMB is the largest office within the Office of the President, which oversees the implementation of the president’s vision across the Executive Branch.

President Biden earlier announced his intention to nominate Coloretti to the position in November alongside then acting Director Shalanda Young, who now makes history as the first Black woman to lead the OMB.

The Hawaii-born Coloretti has served as deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Assistant Secretary for Management and Acting CFO of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and Acting COO of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Prior to the nomination, Coloretti served as Senior Vice President at the Urban Institute.

Coloretti holds a BA in economics and communications from the University of Pennsylvania and an MPP from the University of California, Berkeley.

Asian Americans celebrated Coloretti’s appointment as a victory for the advocacy for diversity in the government service.

Last year, three Filipina leaders were named to top government posts under the administration of United States President Joe Biden, an affirmation of the government’s track toward diversity in America’s leadership.

Three Filipina leaders have also been appointed to be members of the United States President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPI) to combat anti-Asian hate and violence in the United States.

SEND CHEERS in the comments below to Nani Coloretti, the new Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the highest-ranking Filipino American serving under the administration of United States President Joe Biden.

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