June 25, 2021

Toomey Statement on Biden Admin. Proposal to Reinstate Obama-Era Disparate Impact Rule

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senate Banking Committee Ranking Member Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) released the following statement after the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced its proposed rule to reinstate the Obama administration’s 2013 disparate impact rule.

“By reinstating this Obama-era rule, the Biden administration is inviting a wave of baseless and frivolous lawsuits against housing providers that will make it harder and costlier for Americans to access affordable housing. This badly flawed policy is compounded by the fact that it willfully disregards Supreme Court precedent. Courts should strike down this handout to trial lawyers.”