Hoyer Statement on Confirmation of Congressman Mel Watt as FHFA Director

For Immediate Release:

December 10, 2013

Contact:

Stephanie Young, 202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement after Congressman Mel Watt was confirmed by the Senate as the next Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Director:

“I congratulate my friend Rep. Mel Watt on his confirmation as the next Director of the Federal Housing Finance Authority.  As our housing markets continue to recover from the bursting of the housing bubble five years ago, the FHFA has a critical role to play protecting consumers, promoting homeownership, and making it easier for more Americans to secure affordable rental housing.  After two decades in Congress, Mel has the judgment and experience necessary to lead the FHFA effectively in the years ahead, and I look forward to working with him in his new capacity.”

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