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Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez

Representing the 7th District of New York


Velazquez on HUD Nomination

Velázquez on HUD Nomination
December 5, 2016
Press Release

Washington, DC –Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY-07) released the following statement regarding news that President-Elect Trump has selected Dr. Ben Carson to serve as Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD):

“I have grave concerns with the selection of Dr. Carson to be HUD Secretary.  Dr. Carson has neither the experience nor the policy knowledge to effectively run this agency, which is vital to millions of New Yorkers and Americans.  Housing is a fundamental human right and how HUD operates very directly affects the daily lives of working families.   

“While I have serious reservations about this nomination, I will continue working with the agency to advocate for working families’ housing needs, especially in low-vacancy areas like New York City.”