United States – President from the United States Joe Biden has nominated a new person to head the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the White House declares today, while Secretary Marcia Fudge will leave her office after decades of service to the American people.

Deputy Secretary as Acting Chief

Biden, in a separate political speech likewise nearly in the morning, commended Fudge’s efforts in mitigating housing costs and increasing supply. He added that Deputy Secretary Adrianne Todman will serve as acting chief, as reported by Reuters.

Neither did Biden indicate a reason for Fudge’s having to leave the office just after two other members of his Cabinet had retired, since Biden had been in office. Fudge, who was talking with USA Today, decided to give up after decades of service in the public sector.

Fudge’s Voluntary Departure

“It’s time to go home,” she told the news outlet, citing nearly 50 years of public service. “I do believe strongly that I have done just about everything I could do at HUD for this administration as we go into this crazy, silly season of an election.”

When Muary Walsh, President Biden’s Labor Secretary, left the post in March 2023 to lead the National Hockey League’s Players Association, it was followed by the resignation of his Chief of Staff, Ron Klain, after a month.

“It’s time to go home,” she told the news outlet, citing nearly 50 years of public service. “I do believe strongly that I have done just about everything I could do at HUD for this administration as we go into this crazy, silly season of an election.”

When Muary Walsh, President Biden’s Labor Secretary, left the post in March 2023 to lead the National Hockey League’s Players Association, it was followed by the resignation of his Chief of Staff, Ron Klain, after a month.

Replacement Announcement Awaited

White House spokeswoman Olivia Dalton failed to provide reasons for Fudge leaving the HUD position but rather told the presser that the replacement would be announced by the President. Fudge’s last day is set as March 22, according to USA Today.

Despite seven months since this administration came in, the Labor nominee is still acting, without any signs of movement forward in the Senate that must approve cabinet nominees.

Biden’s Focus on Housing

The President has looked at working to bring the economy of the U.S. back on track and also make housing a core issue in his domestic agenda as he seeks reelection. On Monday, he lauded the deeds of Fudge, who was then a municipal mayor and a federal legislator, as reported by Reuters.

“I’m grateful for all of her contributions toward a housing system that works for all Americans,” Biden said.

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