WASHINGTON, D.C. — Ahead of Housing and Urban Development Secretary-nominee Marcia Fudge’s confirmation vote, government watchdog Accountable.US is calling on Congress to immediately rescind the Trump administration’s dangerous rollback of the Fair Housing Rule. The Trump administration rewrote the Obama-Biden administration’s rule, making it harder for victims of discrimination to hold housing providers, financial institutions and insurance companies accountable. 

By invoking the Congressional Review Act, Congress can quickly repeal Trump’s rule. Under the CRA, rules enacted during the previous 60 legislative days — in this case, dating back to last August — may be overturned by Congress with a simple majority.

“The Trump administration worked to roll back housing protections for Americans that had been in place for decades, making it harder for victims of discrimination to challenge the systemic barriers facing too many individuals seeking housing,” said Jeremy Funk, spokesperson for Accountable.US. “The COVID-19 pandemic has only worsened our housing crisis, and Congress must repeal this rule and help turn the page on the past four years of Trump’s cruelty.” 

Accountable.US has released full documentation for the corrupt origins of these harmful policies on its Damage Control site, which catalogs solutions to harmful Trump policies the Biden administration and Congress should pursue to make the government work for all Americans again.


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