President-elect Joe Biden has been lining up his cabinet, and will look to Rep. Marcia Fudge, of Ohio, to lead the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The congresswoman represents the 11th Congressional District of Ohio.
Fudge serves on the Committee on House Administration, House Committee on Agriculture and House Committee on Education and Labor. She is the Chair of the Committee on House Administration Subcommittee on Elections and Chair of the Committee on Agriculture Subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight and Department Operations. She serves on the Subcommittees on Conservation and Forestry (Agriculture), Civil Rights and Human Services (Education & Labor) and Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions (Education & Labor).
U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, is a ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.
“Representative Fudge is a talented lawyer, successful mayor, and effective legislator. She has shown time and time again, that there is nothing she can’t accomplish,” Brown said. “I am confident that as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development she will work to address this public health crisis and our affordable housing crisis, and make our housing system more equitable.”
He said is a statement that Fudge is the right choice for the moment, will make Ohio proud and “take on systemic racism in our housing system so that the dream of homeownership is available to everyone, no matter who they are, where they live, or what kind of work they do.”
In the 115th Congress, the Congresswoman served on the House Committee on Education and the Workforce Subcommittees on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education and on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions. She also served as Ranking Member on the House Committee on Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry and a member on the Subcommittee on Nutrition. She is a member of several Congressional Caucuses and past Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus.
Fudge and each of Biden’s nominees will be subject to confirmation in the U.S. Senate.