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For Immediate Release
January 24, 2017
ABA Media Contact: Sarah Grano
(202) 663-5470
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ABA Statement on Senate Banking Vote on HUD Secretary

By Rob Nichols, ABA president and CEO

​     “We congratulate HUD Secretary-designate Carson on the Senate Banking Committee’s vote to confirm him. Dr. Carson will bring a fresh perspective to the department, and we look forward to working with him to create a vibrant housing market that helps our nation’s communities and economy thrive.
     “Improving FHA will be an important priority, and we hope to work with Dr. Carson to bring greater stability and long term viability to its programs, as well as a return to a more balanced business relationship between FHA and its lenders.”
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