FHA Commissioner-Hopeful Advances to Senate Vote

Carol Galante, current acting Federal Housing Administration commissioner, made it one step closer Tuesday to holding a permanent spot in FHA’s chief position.

A Senate committee voted Tuesday in favor of making Carol Galante’s position permanent, following her nomination from President Obama in October. The decision now goes to a full Senate vote.

The Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs approved Galante’s nomination Tuesday in a 13 to 9 vote. Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) opposed the nomination citing Galante’s lack of vision and sense of urgency in changing the FHA’s course. All democratic committee members voted in favor of her nomination.


Galante has served as acting commissioner of the FHA since July, and previously held the position of deputy assistant secretary for multifamily housing at the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Written by Elizabeth Ecker