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Senate approves Julian Castro to be housing secretary

Senate approves Julian Castro to be housing secretary

WASHINGTON, July 9 (UPI) --San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro was easily approved by the Senate to serve as the next secretary of Housing and Urban Development Wednesday.
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Senate committee sends Castro nomination to final vote

Senate committee sends Castro nomination to final vote

WASHINGTON, June 25 (UPI) --A Senate committee approved the nomination of Julian Castro to be the secretary of Housing and Urban Development, sending his nomination to a final vote.
Gabrielle Levy
Senate confirms Burwell for HHS

Senate confirms Burwell for HHS

WASHINGTON, June 5 (UPI) --Sylvia Matthews Burwell was easily confirmed by the Senate Thursday to be the next secretary of Health and Human Services.
Gabrielle Levy
Senate advances Sylvia Burwell nomination

Senate advances Sylvia Burwell nomination

WASHINGTON, June 4 (UPI) --The Senate voted Wednesday to advance the nomination of Sylvia Mathews Burwell to replace Kathleen Sebelius as secretary of Health and Human Services.
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Julian Castro nominated as HUD Secretary [WATCH LIVE]

Julian Castro nominated as HUD Secretary [WATCH LIVE]

WASHINGTON, May 23 (UPI) --President Obama will nominate San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro to be Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Friday afternoon.
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Senate committee approves Burwell nomination for HHS

Senate committee approves Burwell nomination for HHS

WASHINGTON, May 21 (UPI) --The Senate Finance committee overwhelmingly approved the nomination of Sylvia Mathews Burwell to be the new secretary of Health and Human Services Wednesday.
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Obama to nominate Julian Castro to HUD in Cabinet shakeup

Obama to nominate Julian Castro to HUD in Cabinet shakeup

WASHINGTON, May 19 (UPI) --San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro will be nominated as the next Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, a move that could have implications for 2016.
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Fed, state, local officials to discuss ways to aid Detroit

DETROIT, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Obama administration officials visit Detroit Friday to discuss ways to wipe out blight, improve transit and safety, and enhance the beleaguered city's appeal.

Sandy rebuilding strategy revealed by Obama administration

WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- A federal task force Monday outlined its strategy for rebuilding the U.S. East Coast communities ravaged by Hurricane Sandy in late 2012.

$1.77B in federal aid for Sandy relief to be distributed in June

NEW YORK, May 10 (UPI) -- Officials in New York City said they will begin distributing the first of $1.77 billion in federal aid for Hurricane Sandy recovery in June.
Cabinet members to take sequester pay cuts

Cabinet members to take sequester pay cuts

WASHINGTON, April 5 (UPI) -- Several of President Obama's Cabinet members pledged to give back some of their pay as a show of solidarity with U.S. government employees hit by the sequester.

Netherlands shares flood control expertise

WASHINGTON, March 6 (UPI) -- The Netherlands says its experience and innovation in water management can help the United States and the rest of world better deal with flooding disasters.

HUD reports dip in homelessness

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- On one night in January, 633,782 people were homeless in the United States, down slightly from 2011, Housing and Urban Development said Monday.

Obama visits area in NYC hit by superstorm

NEW YORK, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama got a bird's-eye view Thursday of beachfront communities in New York City ravaged by Superstorm Sandy.
Amends made for foreclosure fraud

Amends made for foreclosure fraud

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Five U.S. banks have made a substantial start to paying homeowners their portion of a $26 billion court settlement, an independent report said.
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Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan delivers remarks during the United Nations World Habitat Day Celebration in Washington on October 5, 2009. UPI/Kevin Dietsch
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Shaun L.S. Donovan (born January 24, 1966) is the United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, serving in the cabinet of President Barack Obama. Prior to this he headed the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development. On December 13, 2008, in his weekly national radio address, President-elect Barack Obama announced that he would appoint Donovan to his cabinet. He was confirmed by the U.S. Senate through unanimous consent on January 22, 2009 and sworn-in on January 26.

Born in New York, Donovan earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from Harvard University, graduating from Harvard College in 1987, and earning a Master of Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government and a master's in architecture at the Graduate School of Design in 1995.

During the Clinton administration and the transition to the Bush administration, Donovan was Deputy Assistant Secretary for Multifamily Housing at HUD, and was acting FHA commissioner. He became Commissioner of the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development in 2004.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Shaun Donovan."
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