By a vote of 74 to 23, the United States Senate on Wednesday confirmed Brian Montgomery as the next Assistant Secretary for Housing/Federal Housing Commissioner.
“The Senate confirmed a highly qualified housing leader with deep subject matter expertise, and experience working in the administrations of both political parties, to serve as the Commissioner of the Federal Housing Administration,” said NRMLA’s President and CEO Peter Bell.
Read Bell’s full statement at NRMLAonline.org.
Montgomery served as FHA Commissioner from 2005 to 2009, during President George W. Bush’s second term and the first six months of the Obama Administration. He previously served as vice chairman of The Collingwood Group, a Washington, D.C.-based advisory firm focused on business consulting, risk management and compliance within the financial services industry.
Earlier this month, Bell published an op-ed in National Mortgage News urging Senate leaders to schedule a final vote on Montgomery’s nomination, after he was confirmed by the Senate Banking Committee with bipartisan support on November 28, 2017.