Statement by the President: Department of Housing and Urban Development's 2020 Management Reform Plan (11/20/00)
                              THE WHITE HOUSE

                       Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release
November 20, 2000

                        STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT

     The Department of Housing and Urban Development's 2020 Management
Reform Plan has changed the way that HUD does business for good.  That?s
the verdict from a report issued today by the Public Strategies Group, a
leader of the "reinventing government" movement.  The confirmed success of
Secretary Cuomo?s management reforms is great news for HUD, the
Administration and, most importantly, the millions of Americans served by
HUD's programs.

     When we first took office, Al Gore and I promised the American people
that we would improve the way our government serves them.  We had no
greater challenge than HUD, which was mired in bureaucracy and which
Congress had targeted for elimination.  That was then, but this is now.
Today, we have a Department that has turned itself around and, as this
report clearly states, can serve as a role model for all federal agencies.

     I want to congratulate Secretary Cuomo, his team at HUD and all of the
Department?s 9,000 employees for this significant achievement.  I have no
doubt it will serve as a milestone in HUD?s history and foreshadow the kind
of service that the Department will offer the American people in the years
to come.


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