HUD Secretary Fudge enjoys true taste of Kansas City during visit

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The tradition of treating out-of-towners to Kansas City barbecue continued Wednesday afternoon.

Mayor Quinton Lucas tweeted a picture with Rep. Emanuel Cleaver and HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge while eating at Gates BBQ.

Gates, and other barbecue restaurants, have served presidents, athletes and movie stars when they’ve visited Kansas City over the decades.

Lucas said they chose Gates at Rep. Cleaver’s suggestion.

Secretary Fudge visited the city’s Jazz District to push for President Joe Biden’s $1.7 trillion infrastructure spending plan.

Fudge is concerned about the national debate over whether housing should be considered infrastructure.

The secretary joined allies in U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver and Mayor Quinton Lucas to call for housing to be included as infrastructure in the bill currently being debated by Congress.

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