2. What policies or legislation regarding arts education have you supported in the past?
As Housing Commissioner for our city, I worked to expand access to affordable housing—which is a key factor in providing further opportunity for students and educators—and to integrate artistic space within affordable housing.
As Housing Secretary under President Obama, I continued my work of expanding access to affordable housing, working closely with the National Endowment for the Arts to ensure our decisions were aligned with broader efforts to support the arts. As President Obama’s Budget Director overseeing the $4 trillion federal budget, I prioritized investments in education and resources for our students.