March 10 (UPI) -- Rep. Marcia Fudge won confirmation Wednesday as the next U.S. secretary of housing and urban development.Fudge, D-Ohio, becomes the second African-American woman to hold the post in the last 40 years. Her nomination won approval by a bipartisan 66-34 vote.
Her predecessor, Dr. Ben Carson, rolled back an Obama administration rule that barred the housing industry from enacting policies that adversely affected Black and Latinx residents. He also ended another regulation requiring communities to identify and address racial integration barriers in access to transportation, jobs and good schools to keep federal funding. Fudge is expected to quickly restore both.