Washington, May 16 -- Neera Tanden will start on Monday as a senior adviser to US President Joe Biden in the White House two months after her cabinet nomination ran into trouble in the Senate.

Tanden, a veteran Democrat, will be tasked with preparing the administration's response to any fallout from a challenge mounted by Republicans to the healthcare act in the Supreme Court, and the US digital service, which works to make the government more accessible online, according to news reports.

There has been no White House announcement of the appointment, but news reports said Tanden starts work on Monday. President Biden had appointed Tanden earlier to head the Office of Management and Budget, a key department with broad oversight over the en...