House Republicans request hearing on H.R. 1995 to prohibit Obama HUD neighborhood rezoning rule

July 28, 2015, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government board member Bill Wilson today issued the following statement joining 18 House Republicans who in a letter urged the House Judiciary Committee to commence hearings on H.R. 1995, “The Local Zoning and Property Rights Protection Act of 2015,” which would prohibit the Department of Housing and Urban Development from implementing a rule, “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing”:

“The radical HUD plan to condition federal funding on rezoning neighborhoods to achieve a subjective and punitive set of quotas is a utopian pipe dream, and a federal attempt to usurp local zoning authority. We urge the House Judiciary Committee to take up H.R. 1995, and to require political partisans at HUD to justify this raw power grab. This has nothing to do with individual cases of housing discrimination, which have been illegal for over 40 years. Like the IRS abuse of power targeting people who disagree with them, the Obama appointees are using the power of government to harm communities that do not vote or act as Obama and his allies think they should. It is social engineering, nothing more.”

Attachments:

Hearing Request Letter, July 28, 2015, sent by Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) and 17 House Republicans at http://getliberty.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/07-28-15-hearing-request-letter-on-H-R-1995.pdf

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