Earlier yesterday, Mell Watt (D-NC) was sworn in as director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency. This culminates an embattled opposition in the House and Senate to his nomination back in May of 2013. On December 10, 2013, the Senate voted 57-40 to confirm Watt’s appointment, and the House did the same later that day.
Mell Watt has represented his district of North Carolina for more than 20 years, starting first with a term as a Senator, and then spending the time from 1992 to present as a Representative in the House. For more information, please read the NCSHA’s blog post at: