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Congressman Emanuel Cleaver

Representing the 5th District of MISSOURI

Congressman Cleaver Delivers Emotional Message to Housing Sec. Ben Carson

Oct 12, 2017
Press Release

(Washington D.C.) – Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II spoke before the full Financial Services Committee hearing this morning on Capitol Hill. U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development Secretary, Ben Carson appeared before the committee to discuss public housing needs. The hearing was entitled “The Future of Housing in America: Oversight of the Department of Housing and Urban Development”.

Congressman Cleaver shared his childhood story with Sec. Carson, see the video clip here.

“I was happy to share my story today of growing up in a shack in Waxahachie, Texas. I just hope people will be more understanding and empathetic towards HUD and the people who need help,” said Congressman Cleaver.

Emanuel Cleaver, II is the U.S. Representative for Missouri’s Fifth Congressional District, which includes Kansas City, Independence, Lee’s Summit, Raytown, Grandview, Sugar Creek, Blue Springs, Grain Valley, Oak Grove, North Kansas City, Gladstone, Claycomo, and all of Ray, Lafayette, and Saline Counties. He is a member of the exclusive House Financial Services Committee, the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance, and also a Senior Whip of the Democratic Caucus. For more information, please contact Heather Frierson at 816-842-4545 or