Tag: Department Of Housing And Urban Development

Marcia Fudge, Michael Regan, and Merrick Garland

Senate Confirms Trio of Historic Appointments: Marcia Fudge, Michael Regan and Merrick Garland

In a busy day of historic firsts on the Capitol yesterday, March 10, the Senate confirmed President Biden’s selections for housing secretary, chief of the environmental protection agency and attorney general.  Veteran lawmaker and Ohio Rep. Marcia Fudge has been approved as the new head of the Department of Housing…

Reason 1,000 Why Ben Carson Gets a Side Eye HUD Is Being Sued by Civil Rights Groups

President Donald Trump appointed Ben Carson secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) without any prior experience except that Carson “grew up in an inner city.” Now Carson is leaving the door wide open for housing discrimination. Civil rights groups, including the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA),…

Trump Administration to be Investigated for Weakening Civil Rights Enforcement

In a majority decision made by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, President Donald Trump’s administration will be investigated for proposing cuts that will lead to a “dangerous reduction” of civil rights enforcement. “Along with changing programmatic priorities, these proposed cuts would result in a dangerous reduction of civil rights…

Trump Budget Cuts Food Stamps, Medicaid

President Donald Trump’s budget leaves his loyal voters hungry for more literally. “A New Foundation for American Greatness” proposes a $4.6 million cut to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), more commonly known as food stamps, for fiscal year 2018. The cut will reach its peak in 2026 at $26.1…