Senate Banking Committee members yesterday praised Shaun Donovan, President-elect Barack Obama's nominee to head the Department of Housing and Urban Development, saying they expect that he will reinvigorate HUD, which has languished under the Bush administration.

"I would say to my colleagues that Mr. Donovan is the most experienced nominee for HUD secretary that this committee has considered in my long experience," said committee chairman Christopher Dodd, D-Conn.

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