Urge HUD to Continue Funding a Critical Fair Housing Program

Please join me in sending a letter urging the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to ensure that FY 2019 funding provided by Congress  continues to be used to support training to help identify housing discrimination through the Test Coordinator
Training and Technical Assistance  program.   Unfortunately, there is concern that HUD may eliminate this crucial program that helps to provide real world testing to ensure landlords are complying with the Fair Housing Act.

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Congressional Budget Justification Transparency Act of 2019

Congressional budget justifications are plain-language explanations of how agencies propose to spend money that they request Congress to appropriate. In 2018 and 2019, Congress encouraged OMB to publish all executive branch congressional budget justification
materials on a centralized web portal.  Recent OMB guidance also required executive branch agencies to post their budget justification materials online. 

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Support Minority, Women, and Low-Income Banks & Credit Unions

Black banks have long
served low- and moderate-income neighborhoods by providing mortgages, opportunities to build credit, and welcoming places to deposit earnings, but they are now in danger of disappearing.  The

New Market Tax Credit (NMTC), a venture capital program intended to attract investment to these lower income neighborhoods which need it the most, has instead put money in the pockets of a few wealthy developers.  Additionally, the Great Recession hit black
banks hard.  Creative Investment Research, a firm that monitors minority-owned financial institutions, found that nearly a quarter have gone out of business, and predicts there will only be seven left in the entire country by 2028 if the status quo does not
change.

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Become a Cosponsor of the Climate Change Financial Risk Act of 2019

Climate change is increasing the frequency and severity of extreme weather events like floods and wildfires. It is also changing long-term climate patterns in ways that will lower labor productivity, devalue and destroy fixed assets, stress agricultural
yields, and ultimately affect every sector of our economy. These impacts are likely to exacerbate market volatility and erode investor confidence, ultimately increasing systemic risk.

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