Housing Secretary Resigns from Biden Administration

(StraightNews.org) – The Biden administration’s Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia Fudge has resigned. Fudge will leave office on March 22, having been in post since the outset of the Biden government. The President paid tribute to Ms. Fudge and said her work in the Department was “transformational.” He said she had rebuilt the Department and expanded home ownership while “lowering costs and promoting fairness for America’s renters.”

Fudge left Congress to take up the post, having served as Representative for Ohio’s 11th Congressional District. She also chaired the Congressional Black Caucus, which praised her contribution and her work to “address many of the most pressing issues facing our country.”

During a press conference, Fudge said it was “time to go home” and that she had contributed all she could to the Biden administration. The 71-year-old felt it was time to step down as the “crazy silly” election season began. The veteran urged both Republicans and Democrats to make affordable housing central to their commitments to the American people.

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1952, Fudge earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Ohio in 1975, and later graduated from the Cleveland State University College of Law and joined the Cuyahoga County prosecutor’s office as its Director of Budget and Finance.

In 2000, Ms. Fudge was elected Mayor of Warrensville Heights, Ohio, and stayed in that role until 2008, when she entered the House of Representatives after the death of her predecessor, Stephanie Tubbs Jones.

The experienced Congresswoman considered running for Speaker of the House in 2018 but abandoned her bid and backed eventual Speaker Nancy Pelosi. During her congressional career, she sat on several committees, including Agriculture, House Administration, and Education and Labor. She was a member of the Congressional Arts Caucus, the Progressive Caucus, the Asian Pacific American Caucus, the Black Caucus, and the Medicare For All Caucus. Many of her peers considered her a pioneer in highlighting homelessness among black Americans.

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