HUD may have inappropriately promoted Obama

HUD may have inappropriately promoted Obama

A government watchdog group wants an investigation into whether the Department of Housing and Urban Development improperly using funds appropriated by Congress to promote Obamacare.

In letters sent Monday to the inspectors general of HUD and the Department of Health and Human Services, Cause of Action said “HUD had improperly expended congressional appropriations to implement a program for which HUD has no statutory authority.”

The allegations were based on documents obtained by the group in a Freedom of Information Act request prompted by an August 2013 report from the Washington Examiner. The documents included a PowerPoint presentation detailing HUD’s involvement in the implementation and promotion of Obamacare.

The presentation was sent on behalf of Lopa Kolluri, HUD’s former deputy chief of staff for operations and strategy, who claimed that “[HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan] is committed to engaging as intensively as we can on this initiative.”

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