Democrat Housing Legislation Would Hand Money to La Raza

Posted: May 06, 2008 2:29 PM

Rep. Whip Roy Blunt just put out a press release talking up the Republcian Housing proposals in comparison to what the Dems have on the floor.

But check out this little piece of information at the end of the release:

“NOTE: Embedded in the text of the Democrats’ housing legislation is an order that would divert $35 million of taxpayer resources to “legal organizations with experience in foreclosure law” – that is, trial lawyers. The creation of that slush fund comes on top of another curious section of the bill, directing the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to make a grant to the Raza Development Fund -- an account associated with the National Council of La Raza, a left-leaning advocacy firm.”