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President-elect Joe Biden is predicted to call Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, to guide the Department of Housing and Urban Development and former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a job Vilsack additionally held through the Obama administration, a supply acquainted with the transition discussions tells NPR’s Franco Ordoñez. The supply spoke on situation of anonymity about non-public conversations.
The two departments have a key function in supporting American households. HUD is duty for reasonably priced housing whereas USDA oversees meals help packages, in addition to conventional farm help packages.
Fudge could be the fourth African American individual Biden plans to appoint to his cupboard. He has been underneath stress to make sure his cupboard and staff of advisers is numerous. Vilsack is one in every of many former Obama administration officers who could be returning to workplace.
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The information of the alternatives was first reported by Politico and Axios.
Speaking to reporters on Capitol Hill, Fudge mentioned she had not been provided the HUD job, however had spoken with Biden and his staff and mentioned “if I will help this president in any approach potential, I’m more than pleased to do it.”