Congresswoman Donna Shalala to Present Remarks at 2020 Housing Is Summit

Date Published: 
January 31st, 2020

CLPHA is pleased to announce that Congresswoman Donna Shalala (D-FL) will be a featured speaker at our sixth annual Housing Is Summit in Washington, D.C., on April 30.

Shalala, who served as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services from 1993-2001 and as Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development from 1977-1980, will open Day One of the conference with remarks and time for discussion.

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About Congresswoman Shalala:

The granddaughter of immigrants from Lebanon, Congresswoman Shalala was born in Cleveland, Ohio. She received her A.B. from Western College for Women and her Ph.D. from Syracuse University. 

Congresswoman Shalala began her career in public service as one of the country’s first Peace Corps volunteers in Iran. In 1977, President Jimmy Carter tapped her to serve as the Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

In 1993, Congresswoman Shalala was nominated by President Bill Clinton to serve as Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), where she created, implemented, and oversaw the Children’s Health Insurance Program, currently covering over 7.6 million children.

Shalala was elected to Congress in November 2018 and is unapologetic in her love for South Florida’s natural beauty, its rich culture, and its diverse people. She is honored to serve Florida’s 27th District in the House of Representatives.

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