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Report: Biden Picks Marcia Fudge to Lead HUD


first_imgSign up for DS News Daily  Print This Post President-elect Joe Biden reportedly has selected Ohio congresswoman Marcia Fudge to lead the department. If confirmed, she would be the first Black woman in decades to serve as Secretary.Politico on Tuesday first reported the anticipated appointment based on information from two unnamed sources with “knowledge of the decision.”Fudge, who has served in the House since 2008, today serves on the Committee on House Administration, House Committee on Agriculture, and House Committee on Education and Labor. She also chairs several other subcommittees, according to her website.Fudge represents many predominately Black areas of Cleveland as well as part of Akron, according to an article in Bloomberg.”If nominated, she would be one of just a few House members to leave for the Biden administration as Democrats fight to hold on to the small majority they’ve secured in the next Congress,” Bloomberg reported.The Hill reported that House Majority Whip James Clyburn predicted President-elect Joe Biden would nominate Fudge to a Cabinet position in a Tuesday appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”“Look for her to be in the Cabinet,” Clyburn said. “It may not be at Agriculture but she will be nominated to be in the Cabinet.”According to Politico, the offer to lead HUD follows weeks in which Fudge launched a bid to become Agriculture secretary.Earlier in the day, Politico, while reporting that Fudge was emerging as a frontrunner, noted that whomever takes the place of outgoing HUD secretary Benjamin Carson will enter the department during a major “housing crisis.””Fair housing will also be a priority,” Politico reported, adding that she will enter at a time when “the gap in homeownership rates between white and Black Americans has never been wider, a key driver of the persistent racial wealth gap.”Correction: DS News incorrectly reported that Marcia Fudge, if confirmed, would be the first Black female to lead HUD. In fact, Patricia Roberts Harris served as HUD secretary from 1977-1979. This article has been corrected to reflect that. We apologize for the error.   Home / Daily Dose / Report: Biden Picks Marcia Fudge to Lead HUD Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: Fraud and the Housing Bubble Crash Next: Orlans PC Expands into Pennsylvania & Florida Subscribe Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago About Author: Christina Hughes Babb Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago December 8, 2020 1,222 Views Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Report: Biden Picks Marcia Fudge to Lead HUD Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles 2020-12-08 Christina Hughes Babb The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agolast_img read more


John Cooper, 81: April 21, 1932 – Aug. 6, 2013


first_imgJohn CooperJohn Robert Cooper, 81, died Tuesday, August 6 at St. Francis Hospital. He was born April 21, 1932, in Granby, Missouri to Everett and Mona (Cole) Cooper.After graduating from Granby High School, John served his country in the Korean War as a communications specialist. Upon returning to the United States, he worked for Boeing for a couple years, and then began working for Beechcraft. During his time there, he helped plan and design their EMC testing facility, and once won $1,000 in a contest for a money-saving suggestion.He retired in 1995 after 36 years at Beechcraft as the test engineer in charge of EMC testing for their Engineering and Experimental Division. After retirement, John became the family cook, and enjoyed trying out new recipes like borscht and blonde lasagna. Family was very important to John. He prepared many feasts for his extended family and he rarely missed the annual Cooper cousin reunion in Missouri. He was very handy around the house and used to repair TVs in his spare time.He liked genealogy, and researching his family tree back hundreds of years. His main hobby was woodworking, and he made many pieces of furniture for family and friends that will be treasured for years to come, including barrister bookcases, jewelry boxes, and quilt racks. Another of John’s hobbies was polka dancing, which led him to become the first president of the POLK of A Club of Kansas. John is preceded in death by his parents, Everett and Mona (Cole) Cooper and his sister, Betty (Ron) Gaenzle. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Elsie; daughters Beverly (Dana) Anderson, Wellington, KS; Terri (Mike) Welch, Houston, TX, granddaughters Laura (Drew) Spencer, Roeland Park, KS, Danielle Anderson, Manhattan, KS; Tess and Jillian Welch of Houston, TX; and brothers Billy Joe Cooper and Jerry Lynn Cooper of Granby, MO. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Via Christi Foundation. Visitation 1-8 p.m. Saturday (family present 4-6 p.m.), at Culbertson-Smith Mortuary, 115 S. Seneca. View tributes at www.smithfamilymortuaries.com.last_img read more