June 19, 2014


WASHINGTON - Senate Banking Committee Chairman Tim Johnson (D-SD) released the following statement on the Senate confirmation of Mr. Gustavo Velasquez Aguilar to be the Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

“Mr. Velasquez is a well-qualified nominee to serve at the helm of HUD’s Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, and I congratulate him on being confirmed. His direct experience in leading a fair housing office will serve him well in this new role, and I look forward to working with him on these important issues.”