(WASHINGTON EXAMINER) A group of congressional Republicans is calling on Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson to undo the housing discrimination rule advanced under former President Barack Obama, saying the regulation will punish communities that are not as diverse as the Obama administration would have wished.

Utah Sen. Mike Lee joined with 12 other senators and seven representatives late Friday to ask Carson to rescind the rule, known as “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing.”

“We stand with you in opposing any and all instances of discrimination, but this rule does not actually help in that effort,” the senators wrote, warning that the rule would increase federal involvement in local zoning decisions.

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