The Senate Banking Committee voted 17 to 7 to confirm Rep. Marcia Fudge as the next Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
The nomination now goes to the full Senate for a final vote.
Congresswoman Fudge has served the people of Ohio for more than three decades, beginning with the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office. She was later elected as the first African American and first female mayor of Warrensville Heights, Ohio. During her nomination hearing last week, Rep. Fudge testified that, “As mayor of Warrensville Heights, Ohio, I saw firsthand the need for economic development and affordable housing. We improved the city’s tax base and expanded affordable housing opportunities.”
Rep. Fudge later served as chief of staff to U.S. Representative Stephanie Tubbs Jones during Jones’ first term in Congress. When Jones died in office in August 2008, Fudge was chosen to fill the seat temporarily. She won a special election later that year and has served the 11th Congressional District, which includes portions of Cleveland and Akron, ever since.
NRMLA submitted a letter of support for Rep. Fudge’s nomination to the leadership of the Senate Banking, which you can view here.