Chairman Xavier Becerra Applauds Confirmation of Julián Castro as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

July 9, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement after the Senate voted in bipartisan fashion 71-26 to confirm Julián Castro as the next Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD):

“I applaud the Senate for acting quickly to confirm Julián Castro as the next Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Julián Castro’s experience leading the revitalization of San Antonio as Mayor leaves him exceptionally qualified to lead our nation’s own community renewal. I look forward to working with Secretary Castro to ensure that America continues to build the homes, neighborhoods and communities that make our nation the place where dreams are made and lived.”