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U.S. Congress Member Marcia Fudge Confirmed as U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

The U.S. Senate voted 66-34 today to confirm President Joe Biden’s nomination of Rep. Marcia L. Fudge (D-Ohio) as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), according to the Washington Post.

Fudge, a congressional representative since 2008, won bipartisan approval to take over leadership of HUD from Ben Carson, who undermined fair housing enforcement and other civil rights protections during the Trump administration. Fudge is the second Black woman to lead the agency (Patricia Roberts Harris, appointed by President Jimmy Carter in 1977, was the first).

“The past year has reminded us just how important it is to have a safe and stable place to call home. But, right now — for millions of Americans — that sense of security and peace of mind is out of reach,” Fudge said in a video statement released after she was sworn in Wednesday evening.

Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Chairwoman Joyce Beatty and the Members of the Congressional Black Caucus issued the following statement on Fudge’s confirmation:

“The Congressional Black Caucus congratulates former CBC Chair and our beloved sister Marcia Fudge on her historic confirmation as the 18th Secretary of HUD and the first woman to serve in that important role in forty years. Although she and her scholarly counsel will be sorely missed here in Congress, her command of the issues impacting our most vulnerable, at-risk Americans will undoubtedly have a life-altering impact on countless individuals and families,” the statement said.

“Secretary Fudge is uniquely aware of the critical importance of Housing in our constituents’ lives and to the American people. She will be an invaluable member of the Biden Administration and a fierce advocate for the American people. The CBC could not be more pleased by her successful confirmation.”

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