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Investigation Shows Castro Violated Hatch Act

The U.S. Office of Special Counsel ruled on Monday that HUD Secretary Julián Castro, who is on Hillary Clinton's short list of possible running mates, violated a law that prohibits federal government employees from engaging in political activity on the job.

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Castro Adds Fuel to VP Speculation Fire

The HUD Secretary raised his public profile with appearance on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert Monday night on the eve of the State of the Union address, furthering speculation that he could be Hillary Clinton's running mate.

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Senator Says Recent HUD Appointments Give Appearance of ‘Circumventing Nominations Process’

The Senator contends in his letter that only Congress can create government officers and that Congress has not given HUD the power to bestow an assistant secretary's responsibility onto a principal deputy assistant secretary. Grassley pointed out in his letter that Congress passed the Vacancies Reform Act in 1998 that provided several mechanisms to fill vacancies in government offices, and "[c]reating new job titles is not among the allowable mechanisms listed."

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