Tag Archives: Marcia Fudge

HUD Restores Hurricane Relief For Puerto Rico

NBC News reports: Under Trump, HUD had previously approved a total of $20 billion for the island’s reconstruction, a historic amount. But the agency stalled the release of the aid in 2019 and imposed additional restrictions and requirements last year on how Puerto Rico could gain access to the funds, citing corruption and financial mismanagement concerns. “Puerto Rico needs to …

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HUD To Reinstate Fair Housing Rules Gutted By Trump

The Washington Post reports: Housing Secretary Marcia L. Fudge on Tuesday moved to reinstate fair housing regulations that had been gutted under President Donald Trump, in one of the most tangible steps that the Biden administration has taken to address systemic racism. The effort comes less than three months after Biden signed executive orders aimed at increasing racial equity across …

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Right Wingers File Hatch Act Complaint Against Fudge

Axios reports: A conservative group is filing a Hatch Act complaint against Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Marcia Fudge for political comments she made at the White House last week. The group, Americans for Public Trust, is signaling that it will use the Hatch Act, which forbids overt political activities by senior federal employees, to cause potential ethics problems …

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Special Election To Replace Fudge Set For November

Roll Call reports: Ohio’s Secretary of State announced Thursday that the special election to replace former Rep. Marcia L. Fudge will take place on Nov. 2, leaving Speaker Nancy Pelosi with an empty seat for most of the year. Fudge won the district with 80 percent of the vote in 2020 and 82 percent in 2018. It’s too early for …

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Marcia Fudge Confirmed As HUD Sec In 66-34 Vote

Spectrum News reports: The Senate voted Wednesday to confirm Ohio Rep. Marcia Fudge as Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the first Black woman to lead the department in decades. The final vote was 66-34. Notable GOP support included Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt, who announced this week he is not seeking reelection, Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah, …

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Nina Turner Launches Bid To Succeed Rep. Marcia Fudge

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports: Former state Sen. Nina Turner made her bid official for Rep. Marcia Fudge’s congressional seat, becoming the third candidate to jump in to what will likely be a crowded primary. Turner, 53, of Cleveland, held multiple elected offices in both the city and state before becoming a national name through her work with Sen. Bernie …

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Biden Taps Rep. Marcia Fudge At Housing Secretary

Politico reports: President-elect Joe Biden has selected Rep. Marcia Fudge to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development, according to two people with knowledge of the decision. The next HUD secretary will take over amid an acute housing crisis, as millions of tenants walloped by the pandemic-driven economic crisis face eviction and massive back-rent bills. The Biden administration is …

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Rep. Marcia Fudge Endorses Pelosi For House Speaker

The Hill reports: Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) endorsed Democratic leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for Speaker in the next Congress in a surprise move, abandoning the idea of challenging her. Fudge, who huddled with Pelosi in the Capitol on Friday, said Pelosi has offered to restore a defunct subcommittee on elections, and to make Fudge the chairwoman. “Leader Pelosi has …

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Fudge Meets With Pelosi, Speaker Bid Decision Soon

Roll Call reports: Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi met with her potential competition for the speaker’s gavel on Friday, Ohio Rep. Marcia Fudge, who left the meeting still contemplating a bid. “No,” Fudge told reporters when asked if Pelosi asked her not to run. “What she asked me was basically how we could get to a point where I could be …

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