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Julian Castro HUD secretary hearings to begin Tuesday

San Antonio mayor tapped to be next Housing and Urban Development secretary

President Barack Obama nominates San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro to be the next secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
President Barack Obama nominates San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro to be the next secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

SAN ANTONIO – Confirmation hearings for San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro to become the next Housing and Urban Development secretary are set to begin on Tuesday.

The U.S. Senate has it posted on their calendar and Castro's twin brother, U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro, TX-20, confirmed that the hearings will begin Tuesday.

Castro is in line to be the new HUD secretary, replacing Shaun Donovan, who is in line to become the White House budget director.

Click here to read Julian Castro's opening remarks at the hearing (PDF file).