Mel Watt

WASHINGTON (AP) — North Carolina Rep. Mel Watt has been sworn in to lead the Federal Housing Finance Agency. Vice President Joe Biden presided over a ceremonial swearing-in on Monday on the White House grounds. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx officially swore in Watt earlier in the day. Watt represented North Carolina in the House but […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time since they weakened the age-old filibuster, Democrats pushed one of President Barack Obama’s high-profile nominees through the Senate on Tuesday and cleared the way for another. By a vote of 56-38, senators confirmed attorney Patricia Millett to join the influential U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama intends to nominate Rep. Melvin Watt to head the Federal Housing Finance Agency, the government regulator that oversees lending giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, a White House official said Tuesday. If confirmed by the Senate, Watt, D-N.C., a 20-year veteran of the House, would replace Edward DeMarco, an […]