ALG praises Sen. Susan Collins for leadership in defunding HUD zoning rule

Nov. 30, 2018, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement praising Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) for her work in defunding the use of the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing regulation to make changes to local zoning laws:

“Senator Susan Collins made certain that local zoning authority is not usurped by the federal government through her efforts to include language in the Housing and Urban Development funding which prohibits HUD from conditioning community development block grants on making changes to local zoning.  Her efforts protected local communities in Maine and around the country from being subjected to federal oversight over property zoning decisions that are so important to the local character of our counties, towns and cities.

“Once again, this year Senator Collins’ local zoning protection language is in the Senate version of the HUD appropriations package and the people of Maine owe her a debt of gratitude for fighting to keep D.C. bureaucrats from regulating local zoning decisions.  Americans for Limited Government is working hard to ensure that the Collins zoning protections remain in the HUD funding bill when it passes Congress, and expresses our gratitude to Senator Collins for her leadership on this important issue.”

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