Nov. 2, 2015, Fairfax, Va.–Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement praising U.S. Representatives Paul Gosar, Trent Franks, Brian Babin, D.D.S., Marsha Blackburn, Steve Chabot, Scott DesJarlais, Stephen Fincher, Louie Gohmert, Glenn Grothman, David P. Joyce, Cynthia Lummis, Thomas Massie, Lamar Smith, Lynn Westmoreland and Ted Yoho for signing a joint letter to House and Senate appropriators urging them to include language in the upcoming appropriations bill defunding a regulation by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to condition community development block grants on redrawing local zoning along racial and income boundaries:
“It is refreshing that so many members are committed the defund of this onerous HUD regulation that conditions community development block grants on redrawing local zoning along racial and income boundaries. The federal government has no business dictating local zoning policy.
“This is the exact assertion of the power of the purse that is needed for Congress reassert its Article I powers as the chief lawmaking body in government. Rep. Gosar’s defund is needed to stop this massive federal government encroachment on local control of communities.
“Americans for Limited Government remains committed to doing everything in its power to convince Congress to include the House-passed defund of the HUD action into any new spending bill to protect local communities from Obama’s takeover of every neighborhood in America that accepts federal money.”
15 House Republicans sign letter to House and Senate appropriators urging action on HUD defund, Nov. 2, 2015 at https://getliberty.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/11022015-AFFH-Letter-to-Appropriators.pdf
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