WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden announced his intentions of nominating Ohio Democratic Rep. Marcia Fudge to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development(HUD) — this will be the second African American nominated to Biden’s cabinet so far this week, from multiple sources reported on Tuesday.
Fudge was selected to lead the $50 billion agency after her bid to become the first woman to run the Department of Agriculture, a role which the congresswoman would have reportedly used to focus on food insecurity rather than farming, was unsuccessful.
Democratic stalwart Jim Clyburn support for Fudge to be nominated for a cabinet position in an interview with MSNBC on Tuesday.
At the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 44th Annual Legislative Conference in September 2014, Fudge said that the CBC would mobilize African American voters in the 2014 midterm elections by underscoring Republican attacks on President Obama, such as claims that he was not born in the United States.
We are hopeful of her nomination to keep the best interests of individuals and families in need of housing assistance.