Washington, D.C. – Kaya: Filipino Americans for Progress applauds President Obama’s nomination of Nani A. Coloretti on March 10, 2014 to Deputy Secretary at the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). If confirmed, Coloretti would be the fourth female deputy secretary and one of the highest-ranking Filipino Americans serving in the Administration.
Ms. Coloretti is currently serving as the Assistant Secretary for Management at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, a position she has held since 2012. Previously, she served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Management and Budget from 2009 to 2012. Prior to joining the Administration, she worked in the San Francisco Mayor’s office from 2005 until 2009, most recently serving as Budget Director. 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.
“Nani’s nomination demonstrates President Obama’s commitment to diversity and great talent in his cabinet,” said Kaya Co-Chair Romeo Ymalay. “Her confirmation would ensure the representation of the Filipino American community and the greater AAPI community in developing policies that impact us.”
The U.S Senate has made no significant action since the announcement of Ms. Coloretti’s nomination. As her strong resume indicates, Ms. Coloretti is more than qualified and capable of being a significant part of HUD’s efforts to create strong and inclusive communities across the country. Kaya calls on the U.S. Senate to swiftly confirm Ms. Coloretti.