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Biden team says White House budget office not cooperating with transition


#President-elect #Joe #Biden’s transition team said at a press briefing on #Wednesday that the #Office of #Management and #Budget has been limiting support to the incoming administration, accusing the agency of “intentionally generated opacity.”

#Why it matters: #Yohannes #Abraham, executive director of the #Biden #Transition, told reporters “there’s no question” that a lack of analytical support to the transition team will delay #Biden’s budget planning, and that it has “real-world implications” for national security.

The big picture: The news comes days after #Biden said his team has “encountered obstruction” and “roadblocks” from political leadership at the #Defense #Department, including a lack of briefings.

  • #Acting #Defense #Secretary #Christopher #Miller pushed back on the claims, saying that “#DoD political and career officials have been working with the utmost professionalism to support transition activities in a compressed time schedule and they will continue to do so.”
  • OMB’s role is to assist in the development and implementation of the federal budget. A delay in budget planning could have ramifications for the U.S. economy, including as it relates to COVID-19.
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#Axios has reached out to the #Office of #Management and #Budget for comment.



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