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Senate Banking Committee Approves Todman Nomination

This story was updated at 4:30 p.m. on May 19

On May 19, at 2:30 p.m. Eastern, the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs met in executive session and approved the nomination for HUD Deputy Secretary-Designate Adrianne Todman and Federal Transit Administrator-Designate Nuria Fernandez.

“These nominees understand the challenges we face – hard work doesn’t pay off for too many families, leaving them one late payment away from facing eviction,” Chairman Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) said in his opening remarks. “We need qualified and competent professionals to lead HUD and FTA. The nominees before us will work on behalf of all families.”

Earlier this month Todman and Fernandez spoke in front of the committee as part of their nomination hearing. To view that hearing click here. Todman also provided written testimony which is available online

Ranking member Sen. Patrick Toomey (R-PA) spoke in favor of Todman’s nomination acknowledging her more than 25 years of housing experience, including her current leadership at NAHRO.

“I have no doubt I’m going to disagree with these nominees on policy matters probably more often than I agree with them, but I appreciate that in their careers, they have exercised independent judgement and not simply toed the party line,” Toomey said.

Following the opening remarks from both senators, the committee cast an unanimous vote to approve the nomination of Todman for Deputy Secretary of HUD and of Fernandez for Federal Transit Administrator. Both nominations will now go to the full Senate for a final vote. A date for that final vote has not been determined yet.

Todman has served as the NAHRO CEO since 2017. Before joining NAHRO, she served as the Executive Director of the District of Columbia Housing Authority, and also served in several career positions at HUD. To read her full biography click here.


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