Castro Confirmed as HUD Secretary
The U.S. Senate confirmed San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro as secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Wednesday.
“NAFCU congratulates Mayor Castro on his confirmation,” NAFCU President/CEO Dan Berger said. “We look forward to working with Mr. Castro and HUD in continued efforts to advance credit unions’ concerns about housing finance and impacts on their members and communities.”
Castro, 39, was confirmed by a 71-26 vote. He was nominated by President Obama in May to take over for Shaun Donovan, Obama’s choice to head the Office of Management and Budget.
Castro’s brother, Joaquin, is a Texas congressman.