Former HUD Secretary Kemp Dies

Posted by Orb Staff on May 04, 2009 No Comments
Categories : Residential Mortgage

secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) Jack Kemp died Saturday. According to his son, Jimmy Kemp, the cause was cancer. Jack Kemp, 73, was named HUD secretary under the first President George Bush and served in that position from 1989 to 1993. He was also a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York's 31st, 38th and 39th districts, and he was nominated as the Republican vice presidential candidate during Bob Dole's failed campaign in 1996. "Across-the-board tax cuts and "enterprise zones' for blighted neighborhoods are now common economic prescriptions – especially during these hard time, says Edwin Feulner, president of conservative think tank the Heritage Foundation. "But to make these ideas respectable, Jack had to fight for them constantly during his years in Congress, as Housing and Urban Development secretary, as chairman of a national tax reform commission, and during his presidential and vice presidential campaigns." SOURCE: Heritage Fou

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