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Congressional Black Caucus Statement on HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge

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Washington, March 11, 2024 | comments

Today, Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Steven Horsford (NV-04) and members of the Congressional Black Caucus issued the following statement applauding HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge:

“The Congressional Black Caucus applauds Secretary Marcia L. Fudge for her leadership and decades of service to our country as she begins her next chapter. Secretary Fudge’s tenure in the Biden-Harris Administration leading the Department of Housing and Urban Development has been one of tremendous work and achievement for the American people. Since her confirmation in March of 2021, Secretary Fudge has worked tirelessly to provide access to safe and affordable housing to millions of American families, with a particular focus on racial equity and addressing the gap in Black homeownership. Under her leadership, the agency has supported nearly a quarter of a million Black people in purchasing a home and has taken significant steps to root out racial bias in the home appraisal process. She leaves her mark on the agency as a passionate leader and the first African American woman to lead the department in decades, and only the second in our nation’s history.

“A former Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, Secretary Fudge was a champion for our most vulnerable communities working to address many of the most pressing issues facing our country including immigration, job creation, and combating poverty, among others.

“For decades, Secretary Fudge served the people of Ohio as Mayor of Warrensville Heights and then as a Member of Congress representing Ohio’s 11th Congressional District. As Chair of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight and Department Operations, Congresswoman Fudge worked to defend families across the country from cruel and unnecessary cuts to SNAP and other vital programs and services.

“Secretary Fudge has served our nation honorably and we are better for her unparalleled leadership and commitment to service. We wish her the very best on her next steps.” 

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