|HUD No. 00-338|
|Further Information:||For Release|
|In the Washington, DC area: 202/708-0685||Wednesday|
|Or contact your local HUD office||November 29, 2000|
STATEMENT BY SECRETARY CUOMO ON PASSING OF FORMER REP. HENRY B. GONZALEZ
With the death of Henry B. Gonzalez, all of us who care about ending racial discrimination and helping low-income families have lost a champion. But "Henry B." has left an indelible mark, and America is a better nation thanks to his lifelong determination to fight for the poor and the downtrodden.
"From his first elected position on the San Antonio City Council to his work at the highest levels of the U.S. Congress, as Chairman of the House Banking Committee, no one fought harder for the things they believed in. He will be particularly remembered at HUD because as Chairman, his priority was housing and decent neighborhoods for low-income people.
"The son of Mexican immigrants, one of
six children his outstanding career and lifelong commitment to justice
inspires all Americans, especially young people and low-income families.
Henry Gonzalez courage and independence were his trademarks in life,
and with his many accomplishments throughout his career give him a legacy
of which any public servant would be proud."