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Rep. Bass Praises Confirmation of Marcia Fudge as Department of Housing & Urban Development Secretary

March 10, 2021
Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Karen Bass issued the following statement:

“The Senate confirmation of former Congressional Black Caucus Chairwoman Marcia Fudge to serve as Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development is a historic selection, as Congresswoman Fudge will be the first African-American woman to lead the Department in decades, and only the second in our nation’s history. 

“For decades, Congresswoman Fudge has served the people of Ohio with passion and tenacity -- first as mayor of Warrensville Heights and then as a Member of Congress representing Ohio’s 11th Congressional District. During her time in Congress, Congresswoman Fudge emerged as a champion for our most vulnerable communities. As Chair of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight and Department Operations, Congresswoman Fudge led the charge to defend hungry families across the country from cruel and unnecessary cuts to SNAP and other vital programs and services. I am relieved knowing that the same determination she brought to those battles will be brought to tackle one of the biggest crises in this country and especially in Southern California.

“I look forward to tackling the issue of houselessness with Secretary Fudge and applaud President Biden on this historic nomination.”