This week in Washington, the Trump administration continues to move HUD leadership positions forward with the nomination of J. Paul Compton, Jr., to serve as general counsel. Compton leads the Affordable Housing and Community Development practice at Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP in Alabama. He is also outside general counsel to the Alabama Affordable Housing Association and a member of the American Bar Association Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development. His nomination requires Senate confirmation. Pamela Patenaude’s nomination to serve as HUD deputy secretary is moving forward, with her nomination hearing before the Senate Banking Committee scheduled for June 6 at 10 a.m. EDT.
And with President Trump’s budget out, appropriators are beginning work on FY 2018 spending bills. With only 43 legislative days before the end of FY 2017, it will be challenging for Congress to address spending with regular order and 12 appropriations bills.