President-elect Joe Biden reportedly has selected Ohio congresswoman Marcia Fudge to lead the department. If confirmed, she would be the first Black woman to oversee HUD.
Politico on Tuesday first reported the anticipated appointment based on information from two unnamed sources with “knowledge of the decision.”
Fudge, who has served in the House since 2008, today serves on the Committee on House Administration, House Committee on Agriculture, and House Committee on Education and Labor. She also chairs several other subcommittees, according to her website.
Fudge represents many predominately Black areas of Cleveland as well as part of Akron, according to an article in Bloomberg.
“If nominated, she would be one of just a few House members to leave for the Biden administration as Democrats fight to hold on to the small majority they’ve secured in the next Congress,” Bloomberg reported.
This is a developing breaking news story, which we will continue to update throughout the day.