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Wednesday
Jun112014

ALG - House defunds HUD racial housing quotas 

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June 10, 2014, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Nathan Mehrens today issued the following statement praising House passage of the Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) rider to the Transportation and HUD appropriations bill that will defund implementation of the "Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing" regulation:

 

"Americans for Limited Government commends the House of Representatives and particularly, Representative Paul Gosar, for the vote to defund HUD's attempt to federalize local zoning decisions using community development grants as the cudgel to create evenly distributed neighborhoods on the basis of race and income.

 

"Gosar's courage in standing firm against this latest example of Obama Administration social engineering serves as a model for his colleagues seeking to limit the size and scope of government.

 

"Housing discrimination has rightfully been illegal under federal law for two generations.  The Obama Administration's regulation is not about discrimination; instead it is about nationalizing local zoning decisions to achieve a utopian agenda.  These decisions are among the most difficult that local governments face, as they impact every aspect of a community.  Consideration of zoning ordinances and master plans are debated by neighbors and serve as the epitome of citizen involvement in their government. We don't need unconstitutional racial housing quotas imposed by Washington, D.C. over matters best left to local communities.

 

"The House of Representatives' decision to defund this Obama regulation will stop the big foot of the federal government from treading all over local governments' prerogatives and the fundamental right of citizen input in the process. Americans for Limited Government urges the U.S. Senate to join the House in defunding this ill-conceived federal government intrusion into local government zoning prerogatives."

 

To view online: http://getliberty.org/house-defunds-hud-racial-housing-quotas/

 

Attachments:

 

Video clip of Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) proposing his amendment on the floor on June 9:
http://www.c-span.org/video/?c4500388/gosar-amendment-floor-debate (C-Span video clip)

 

Gosar amendment to Transportation and HUD appropriations bill:
http://getliberty.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/GOSAR_133_xml.pdf

 

HUD rulemaking, "Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing":
https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2013/07/19/2013-16751/affirmatively-furthering-fair-housing#h-19

 

Will House defund Obama's racial housing quotas? By Americans for Limited Government senior editor Robert Romano, June 9, 2014:
http://netrightdaily.com/2014/06/will-house-defund-obamas-racial-housing-quotas/

 

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Americans for Limited Government is a non-partisan, nationwide network committed to advancing free market reforms, private property rights and core American liberties. For more information on ALG please visit our website at www.GetLiberty.org.

Tuesday
Jun102014

ALG's Daily Grind - Will the House defund Obama's racial housing quotas? 

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June 9, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds granted.

Will the House defund Obama's racial housing quotas?
Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) is introducing an amendment to the Transportation and Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) appropriations bill this week defunding implementation of the "Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing" rule.

Obama's Enviro Radicalism Dooms Reid's Senate Majority
Majority Leader Harry Reid lost his majority last week.  It will just take five months to make it official.

The regulatory death of energy in the U.S.
Before President Obama took office in 2009, the amount of electricity being produced by coal-fired utilities was approximately 50 percent of the total. Today it is approximately 40 percent and, as the Environmental Protection Agency regulations that took effect on June 2 are fully implemented, more such utilities are likely to close their doors.

Daily Caller: Shocking poll shows Eric Cantor struggling in primary
"A poll of Republican primary voters commissioned by The Daily Caller shows that GOP Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor is just above 50 percent in the hard-fought race for the 7th district nomination."

Tuesday
Jun102014

ALG - Vote tomorrow! Urge House to defund Obama's racial housing quotas! 

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June 9, 2014

Dear Liberty Activist,

Click here to urge the House to defund HUD's racial zoning rule!

In October, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is set to finalize a rulemaking to condition eligibility for community development block grants on redrawing zoning maps to achieve racial and income integration.

In 2012, HUD dispersed about $3.8 billion of these grants to almost 1,200 municipalities. These range from the rather small — Nashua, N.H. received $583,000 that year. To the rather large — New York City received $210.9 million of the grants.

Under the new rule, HUD will empower itself to nationalize local zoning decisions in every single one of these localities in an attempt to create evenly distributed neighborhoods based on racial composition and income.

It violates the constitutional balance of powers between the federal, state, and local governments. The federal government has zero role, constitutionally, in local zoning decisions. That is a matter for county and municipal boards.

Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) plans to submit an amendment that would defund HUD's scheme to allow the Obama administration to control local zoning rules.

You know what to do! Let's get on Rally Congress and send a letter to your local Representative urging him or her to defund HUD's attempt to implement this dangerous regulation.

The vote will be on Tuesday, so act now before it's too late!

And keep fighting!

For Liberty,


Robert Romano
Senior Editor
Americans for Limited Government

Saturday
Jun072014

ALG - Gosar amendment to defund HUD racial zoning rule in appropriations vote 

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June 6, 2014, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Nathan Mehrens today issued the following statement in favor of an amendment to the Transportation and HUD appropriations bill Rep. Paul Gosar plans to offer (R-Ariz.) defunding implementation of the "Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing" rule, which in October will empower the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to condition eligibility for community development block grants on redrawing zoning maps to achieve racial and income integration: 

"We call on every member of the House to support Rep. Gosar's amendment to defund HUD's scheme to redraw zoning maps in any locality that accepts any part of the $3.5 billion a year in community development block grants from the federal government. The utopian goal of creating evenly distributed neighborhoods based on racial composition and income is bad policy, and it is unconstitutional. 

"HUD has no place in local zoning decisions. Under federalism, that is left up to states, counties and municipalities to determine for themselves. At a time when the Supreme Court is roundly rejecting racial quotas as unconstitutional, there is no place for wasting taxpayer dollars on social engineering that will never withstand judicial scrutiny. 

"Housing discrimination based on race has been illegal since the 1960s, and people should be allowed to choose for themselves where they live without D.C. bureaucrats nationalizing zoning decisions for political reasons. 

"Rep. Gosar deserves the thanks of all Americans for his courage in taking on this backdoor attempt to federalize our most basic living decisions. Americans for Limited Government strongly supports Gosar's amendment to defund racial quotas in local zoning decisions." 

To view online: http://getliberty.org/gosar-amendment-to-defund-hud-racial-zoning-rule-in-appropriations-vote/ 

Attachments: 

Draft Amendment to Transportation and HUD appropriations bill, Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.), June 6, 2014 at http://getliberty.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/GOSAR_133_xml.pdf 

"Racial quotas for local zoning decisions?" By Robert Romano, June 6, 2014 at http://netrightdaily.com/2014/06/racial-quotas-local-zoning-decisions/ 

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Americans for Limited Government is a non-partisan, nationwide network committed to advancing free market reforms, private property rights and core American liberties. For more information on ALG please visit our website at www.GetLiberty.org.

Saturday
Jun072014

ALG - Urge House to defund Obama's racial housing quotas!

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Dear Liberty Activist,

Click here to urge the House to defund HUD's racial zoning rule!

In October, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is set to finalize a rulemaking to condition eligibility for community development block grants on redrawing zoning maps to achieve racial and income integration.

In 2012, HUD dispersed about $3.8 billion of these grants to almost 1,200 municipalities. These range from the rather small — Nashua, N.H. received $583,000 that year. To the rather large — New York City received $210.9 million of the grants.

Under the new rule, HUD will empower itself to nationalize local zoning decisions in every single one of these localities in an attempt to create evenly distributed neighborhoods based on racial composition and income.

It violates the constitutional balance of powers between the federal, state, and local governments. The federal government has zero role, constitutionally, in local zoning decisions. That is a matter for county and municipal boards.

Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) plans to submit an amendment that would defund HUD's scheme to allow the Obama administration to control local zoning rules.

You know what to do! Let's get on Rally Congress and send a letter to your local Representative urging him or her to defund HUD's attempt to implement this dangerous regulation.

The vote will be on Monday, so act now before it's too late!

And keep fighting!

For Liberty,


Robert Romano
Senior Editor
Americans for Limited Government