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ICYMI: Congressman David Scott Questions HUD Secretary Fudge, Biden Administration on Affordable Housing in Infrastructure Deal

U.S. Representative David Scott (GA-13), ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee (FSC), yesterday evening in a FSC hearing entitled, Building Back A Better, More Equitable Housing Infrastructure for America: Oversight of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, raised concerns with U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Marcia Fudge about the affordable housing crisis in metro Atlanta and across the nation.

The exchange comes after the bipartisan infrastructure agreement unveiled last month did not include the $213 billion investment in the White House’s initial infrastructure proposal to create and retrofit over two million affordable housing units. During his line of questioning at the hearing, Rep. Scott highlighted the discrepancy, urging Secretary Fudge and the Biden Administration to address the affordable housing shortage.

Watch Congressman David Scott’s exchange with Secretary Fudge here.

Twitter @RepDavidScott: [VIDEO] “Communities in metro Atlanta and across the nation are struggling with skyrocketing housing prices. Yesterday, I asked @SecFudge how @FSCDems can help @HUDgov #BuildBackBetter and provide affordable housing infrastructure for American families.”

Following the hearing, Rep. David Scott in a statement praised Secretary Fudge and the Biden Administration’s commitment to secure investments in affordable housing infrastructure and to address the rapidly increasing housing shortage caused by the national real estate boom.

“As the gap between housing supply and demand continues to widen, a widescale federal response is needed to address the affordable housing crisis in metro Atlanta and in housing markets across the nation,” said Rep. David Scott. “Today’s hearing re-affirms that our communities have strong partners in the White House and here in Congress working to advance the more equitable housing future American families deserve. I look forward to continued collaboration with HUD Secretary Fudge and the Biden Administration to deliver on that promise for the American people.”

Full transcript of Chairman David Scott’s remarks and exchanges during the hearing can be found HERE.