Chairman Xavier Becerra on Senate Confirmation of Mel Watt as FHFA Director

December 10, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C.– Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement after the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Congressman Mel Watt as the next Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA):

“Forty days ago, Republicans in the U.S. Senate callously blocked the confirmation of the supremely qualified Congressman Mel Watt to be our nation’s Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency. Today, by a bipartisan vote of 57 to 41, Rep. Watt is on his way to lead the FHFA as America’s watchdog over the American Dream. What a difference a day makes when the Senate is free of the mischief of exploitive filibusters.”