Henry Cisneros, secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, sent a letter to the Senate Appropriations Committee last week opposing three riders to the HUD appropriations bill. The committee approved the bill, with riders, despite his protests. No similar bill has yet been introduced in the House. Excerpts from the letter follow.
The purpose of this letter is to express my strong opposition to three riders in the HUD, Veterans Administration, and Independent Agencies Fiscal Year 1996 Appropriations Subcommittee Bill that rescind or transfer authority currently vested in the Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.