On May 23rd, the Senate voted to confirm Mr. Brian Montgomery as FHA Commissioner. The final vote count was 74-23. Mr. Montgomery's nomination was sent to the full Senate for a vote by the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs back in November 2017. Much like other Trump Administration appointees, Mr. Montgomery's final confirmation vote was delayed for an extended period, at one point even leading to HUD Secretary Dr. Ben Carson expressing his frustration with the Senate's pace. Mr. Montgomery previously served as FHA Commissioner during the George W. Bush Administration (and the first six months of Barack Obama's Presidency), his tenure lasting from 2004-2009. His appoint was welcomed by many in the affordable housing industry.