On June 14, the Senate Committee on Banking voted to recommend the nomination of Pam Patenaude to serve as HUD deputy secretary. Her nomination was supported by all members in attendance except for Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), who asked that her vote be recorded as a “no.”
Ms. Patenaude previously appeared before the Banking Committee for her nomination hearing, where she faced critical questions from Committee Democrats about the Trump Administration’s fiscal year (FY) 2018 budget proposal. The budget proposal would cut more than $7 billion – 15 percent – from HUD’s budget, slashing affordable housing and other essential programs. Ms. Patenaude stated her support for the president’s proposed budget during her confirmation hearing, though she had no role in crafting it.
With the Banking Committee’s approval, Ms. Patenaude’s nomination will now go to the Senate for a final confirmation vote.
Review NLIHC’s analysis of President Trump’s budget request at: http://bit.ly/2rwM9ae.
NLIHC’s summary budget chart is available at: http://bit.ly/1SowzjU.
Read NLIHC’s memo article about Ms. Patenaude’s nomination hearing at: http://bit.ly/2t6LhqR.