Former Rep. Marcia Fudge will oversee the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development after a 66-34 confirmation vote Wed. in the U.S. Senate.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate confirmed Marcia Fudge, a former U.S. House representative and small town mayor, to be the new secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). She was nominated to the position by Pres. Joe Biden and passed the Senate with a 66-34 vote.
Fudge is a former representative in the U.S. House representing Ohio and has served there since 2008. She’s also an attorney and earlier served as mayor in the town of Warrenville Heights, Ohio. She’ll be the 18th HUD secretary.
“She has represented the people of Ohio in Congress since 2008, and before that served as the first African American and first female mayor of Warrensville Heights in Ohio,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said before the vote. “She has a difficult job ahead of her: Millions of Americans are behind on the rent, and three million homeowners are in forbearance. At the same time, we are on the verge of passing major assistance for renters and for homeowners. As the incoming secretary, I know Rep. Fudge will implement that assistance with alacrity.”
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