Budget Blog

On Wednesday, the Senate Budget Committee will hold a hearing to consider the nomination of the Honorable Shaun Donovan to be the director of the Office of Management and Budget.

Donovan was sworn in as the 15th United States Secretary for Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on January 26, 2009, at a time when families across the country were being devastated by the foreclosure crisis.  Under his leadership HUD helped stabilize the housing market and fought to ensure that responsible families could remain in their homes. Donovan was also tasked with overseeing the administration’s response to Hurricane Sandy, and created comprehensive plans to guide long-term disaster recovery efforts.

Throughout his tenure as HUD Secretary, Donovan has been committed to making quality housing possible for every American and has worked to ensure that HUD provides access to opportunity to all by building sustainable and inclusive neighborhoods. Prior to serving in his position at HUD, Donovan was Commissioner of the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD).

Read more about Secretary Donovan here

Read Chairman Murray’s statement on Donovan’s nomination here