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Rep. Meeks Proposes Amendment to Protect Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

July 12, 2016
Press Release

Rep. Meeks Proposes Amendment to Protect Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Washington, D.C.—Congressman Gregory W. Meeks (NY-05) proposed an amendment to H.R. 4768, the Separation of Powers Act. Congressman Meeks’ amendment would exempt any rules issued by HUD from additional judicial review and delay. Rep. Meeks’ amendment was voted down on party lines. Regarding his amendment, Congressman Meeks issued the following statement:

"The Department of Housing and Urban Development is enormously beneficial and visible to my constituents. HUD helps provide housing for low-income individuals, veterans, the elderly, and first-time homebuyers—keeping the American dream alive for many. HUD also prevents landlords from discriminating based on race, religion, national origin, or disability. This is just a snapshot of the millions of people HUD helps day in and day out.

“I offered my amendment to protect HUD, as it protects so many Americans. I will keep fighting to make sure that HUD continues to deliver for American families.”

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