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For Immediate Release: 
July 9, 2014
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Stephanie Young, 202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement after Julián Castro was confirmed by the Senate as the next Secretary of Housing and Urban Development:

“I join in congratulating Julián Castro on his confirmation today as our next Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.  As San Antonio’s mayor, he applied great energy and skill to meeting the urban renewal and housing policy challenges that states and municipalities across the country are facing.  He has been a strong advocate for access to affordable housing and efforts to promote home-ownership, and he is a leader who is committed to making sure the American Dream is possible for all those who live and work in our nation’s cities.  I look forward to working closely with Secretary Castro to address critical issues facing homeowners and renters in Maryland and throughout the country and to support federal investment in strong neighborhoods where opportunities abound and where residents have what they need to make it in America.”