CAPAC Lauds Nomination of Nani Coloretti to be Deputy Secretary for the Department of Housing and Urban Development

Mar 6, 2014

Washington, D.C. – Today, the White House announced its intent to nominate Nani A. Coloretti to be the Deputy Secretary for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Members of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) released the following statements:

Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-27), CAPAC Chair:
“I would like to congratulate Nani on her nomination to serve as the Deputy Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. As a proven manager with years of experience, Nani is well poised to manage HUD’s day-to-day operations, annual budget and nearly 9,000 employees. I commend President Obama’s dedication to appointing highly qualified Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to senior positions within his administration. I urge my Senate colleagues to move swiftly on Nani’s confirmation.” 

Senator Mazie K. Hirono (HI):
“I congratulate Nani on her nomination as the Deputy Secretary at the Department of Housing and Urban Development. It’s always a pleasure to see women from Hawaii being recognized for their commitment to service and their leadership qualities. Nani will bring a wealth of experience to this job and I look forward to working with her once confirmed.”

Senator Brian Schatz (HI):
“I commend President Obama for nominating a great candidate from Hawai‘i. Nani Coloretti, originally from Kapahulu, has done a great job as Assistant Secretary for Management at the Department of the Treasury and would make a terrific Deputy Secretary for HUD. She is the right person for the job and I am confident she will do well as Deputy Secretary.  I, like many in Hawai‘i, am proud of her accomplishments and hope she is confirmed quickly.”

Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo (GU), CAPAC Vice Chair:
“I commend President Obama on his nomination of Nani Coloretti to serve as the next Deputy Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Ms. Coloretti’s experiences and background make her well-suited for this position, and her nomination underscores the President’s commitment to diversity in his cabinet. I hope the Senate will act swiftly on her nomination, and I look forward to working with her when she assumes her new role at HUD.”

Congressman Mike Honda (CA-17), CAPAC Chair Emeritus:
"President Obama has made a wise choice in nominating Nani Coloretti’s for Deputy Secretary, Department of Housing and Urban Development. Ms. Coloretti has a very impressive record as former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Management and Budget, San Francisco Mayor’s office; and as the Director of Policy, Planning, and Budget for the San Francisco Department of Children, Youth, and Their Families. I urge my colleagues in the Senate to swiftly confirm her. I applaud President Obama’s commitment to furthering diversity in the highest levels of his administration.”

Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa (HI-01):
“Hawaii is very proud of Nani Coloretti, an Iolani graduate, for her years of service and her nomination to become Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Nani is only the second Asian American Pacific Islander that President Obama has nominated for a Deputy Secretary position, and I believe she will continue to be a strong advocate for our state and our HUD issues. I urge the Senate to quickly confirm her nomination.”

Congressman Al Green (TX-09), CAPAC Housing Taskforce Chair:
“I applaud President Obama’s continued commitment to diversity within his administration by nominating Nani A. Coloretti for Deputy Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. I trust that the Senate will give her a full, fair, and expeditious hearing. And upon confirmation, I look forward to working with her to improve the lives of the people impacted by the Department of Housing and Urban Development.”

Background:

Nani A. Coloretti is the Assistant Secretary for Management at the U.S. Department of Treasury, a position she has held since November 2012.  From 2009 to 2012, she served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Management and Budget.  Prior to joining the Obama Administration, Ms. Coloretti worked in the San Francisco Mayor’s office from 2005 until 2009, most recently serving as Budget Director.  Previously, Ms. Coloretti served as the Director of Policy, Planning, and Budget for the San Francisco Department of Children, Youth, and Their Families from 1999 to 2005.  Ms. Coloretti worked as a Health Financing Branch Budget Examiner for the U.S. Office of Management and Budget from 1994 to 1997.  She was a Budget Analyst for the Department of Public Safety in the State of Hawaii from 1991 to 1992.  Ms. Coloretti is a recipient of the National Public Service Award, the Public Policy and International Affairs Achievement Award, the Government Finance Officers Association Distinguished Budget Presentation Award, and the Federal 100 Award.  Ms. Coloretti received a B.A. in Economics and Communications from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.P.P. from the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley.

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The Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) is comprised of Members of Congress of Asian and Pacific Islander descent and Members who have a strong dedication to promoting the well-being of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. Currently chaired by Congresswoman Judy Chu, CAPAC has been addressing the needs of the AAPI community in all areas of American life since it was founded in 1994.