Marcia Fudge

States still lag in getting assistance to struggling renters, federal data shows

BY: - July 23, 2021

WASHINGTON — State and local officials disbursed $1.5 billion in rental assistance during June—more than during the entire previous five months—to help households falling behind on rent and utilities, according to U.S. Treasury data released Wednesday. That progress in getting slow-moving federal dollars to struggling renters comes as the Biden administration and housing advocates have been scrambling […]

History Thursday: Ohio women brought progress, historic firsts

BY: - March 18, 2021

In a small unincorporated part of Licking County called Homer, there’s a historic marker unassumingly sitting in front of the town’s public library. The marker memorializes a Homer native who became a stock broker, a magazine publisher, and later a historic presidential candidate. Victoria Claflin Woodhull lost the 1872 election to Ulysses S. Grant, but […]

Senate confirms Ohio’s Marcia Fudge as HUD secretary

BY: - March 10, 2021

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate Wednesday confirmed U.S. Rep. Marcia Fudge of Ohio in a 66-34 vote to lead the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Vice President Kamala Harris is scheduled to swear in Fudge at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Fudge, a Democrat who represents the 11th Congressional District, will be the second Black […]

Senate Banking advances Fudge nomination to lead HUD

BY: - February 4, 2021

WASHINGTON — The Senate Banking Committee on Thursday advanced to the full Senate the nomination of U.S. Rep. Marcia Fudge of Ohio as secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The committee’s chair, Sen. Sherrod Brown, an Ohio Democrat, said he’s confident that Fudge will work to address the housing crisis and prevent […]

Republicans press HUD nominee Fudge for saying they ‘have no decency’

BY: - January 28, 2021

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden’s pick to run the Department of Housing and Urban Development faced questions from Republicans about her past comments critical of their party during her confirmation hearing Thursday. U.S. Rep. Marcia Fudge, a Democrat who represents Ohio’s 11th District, pledged to the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee that if […]

Biden to tap a trio of Midwesterners to lead agriculture, housing, veterans affairs agencies

BY: - December 11, 2020

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden said Thursday he will nominate U.S. Rep. Marcia Fudge of Ohio, former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack and Minnesota native Denis McDonough to join his Cabinet. If confirmed by the Senate, Fudge will lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the second Black woman to head the $50 billion agency, […]

Reports: Biden to pick Ohio’s Marcia Fudge for HUD and Iowa’s Tom Vilsack for Agriculture

BY: - December 8, 2020

WASHINGTON — Media reports on Tuesday night said President-elect Joe Biden will nominate U.S. Rep. Marcia Fudge of Ohio to be his secretary of Housing and Urban Development, and former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack to be secretary of Agriculture. This would be a second stint as Agriculture secretary for Vilsack, a Democrat who also served […]

All Ohio U.S. Congressional incumbents win reelection, Associated Press projects

BY: - November 3, 2020

All of Ohio’s U.S. Congressional district incumbents both Republican and Democratic have won reelection according to projections from the Associated Press based on unofficial results. The AP has called the races in favor of incumbent Democratic U.S. Reps. Joyce Beatty, Marcy Kaptur, Marcia Fudge, and Tim Ryan, as well as Republican incumbents Steve Chabot, Troy […]

Will Kasich be the only Ohioan to speak at the Democratic National Convention?

BY: - August 14, 2020

The news of former Republican Gov. John Kasich being invited to speak at the Democratic National Convention turned quite a few heads. It now appears Kasich will be the only Ohio politician to speak at the virtual convention — at least, during the prime-time hours. The DNC is scheduled for Aug. 17-20, with a slate […]

COMMENTARY

An SOS (Save Our Schools) to U.S. Sen. Rob Portman from education groups

BY: , and - July 8, 2020

Editor’s Note: This is a joint commentary from Lois Carson, president of the Ohio Association of Public School Employees, Scott DiMauro, president of the Ohio Education Association, and Melissa Cropper, president of the Ohio Federation of Teachers. On Thursday, March 12, Gov. Mike DeWine announced that Ohio schools would be shutting down physically and four […]

George Floyd’s brother: ‘Make sure that he is more than another face on a t-shirt’

BY: - June 11, 2020

WASHINGTON — George Floyd’s younger brother, Philonise Floyd, pleaded with lawmakers on Capitol Hill Wednesday to ensure that his brother didn’t die in vain.  “I can’t tell you the kind of pain you feel when you watch something like that. When you watch your big brother, who you looked up to your whole entire life […]

Will Congress send aid to ailing local news outlets?

BY: - May 13, 2020

WASHINGTON — Politicians are banding together to try to rescue local news media from economic collapse during the coronavirus pandemic. On Monday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced that Democratic leaders in Congress are pushing to fix a small business lending program so that it applies to local news publishers and broadcasters affiliated with larger organizations. […]