"I have accepted Neera Tanden's request to withdraw her name. I have the utmost respect for her accomplishment, experience, and counsel. I look forward to having her serve a role in my administration. She will bring valuable perspective and insight to our work," Biden said.
"Unfortunately, it seems clear that there is no path forward to gain confirmation for the role. I am incredibly grateful for your leadership on behalf of the American people and for your agenda that will make such a transformative difference in people's lives," Tanden wrote.