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NAACP Outraged by Partisan Blocking of Congressman Watt’s Nomination to FHFA

The NAACP released the following response to the Senate blocking the vote on the nomination of Congressman Mel Watt to lead the Fair Housing and Finance Agency:

From NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous:

"This is the first time a sitting congressman has been denied an up-or-down vote by the Senate since before the Civil War," stated NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous. "This is a hostile act against American Democracy and speaks to the rampant cowardice we often politely, if inaccurately, refer to as mere partisanship."

From Lorraine C. Miller, Interim NAACP President and CEO:

"Blocking the vote on Congressman Watt's nomination is outrageous, insulting, and does a disservice to the American people," stated Lorraine C. Miller, Interim NAACP President and CEO. "As a sitting Congressman with over 20 years on the House Financial Services Committee, Mel Watt has earned the right to an up-or down-vote from his congressional peers."



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