The U.S. Senate Committee on Banking approved the nomination of Brian Montgomery as the new Deputy Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Montgomery was approved by a final vote of 20-5. His nomination will now move on to the Senate for approval.
“Brian Montgomery’s record of service makes him ideally suited to serve as HUD’s new Deputy Secretary,” said Ed Delgado, President and CEO of Five Star Global. “In his role at FHA, Montgomery has implemented improvements to infrastructure in addition to important initiatives such as changes to False Claims Act oversight. I extend my heartfelt congratulations and look forward to HUD’s continued efforts to build a stronger and more sustainable system of American homeownership.”
Montgomery was nominated for the position by HUD in October. He has served as HUD’s Assistant Secretary and managed the day-to-day operations of the agency and assist the Secretary in leading the department’s nearly 8,000 employees. He is also the Commissioner of the Federal Housing Agency.
Montgomery said during the nomination hearing in October that he would continue to run the Federal Housing Agency until a replacement is named. He served as FHA Commissioner from 2005 to January 2009 and stepped back into the role in May 2018.
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