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The Nation

July 20, 1989

Former Cabinet Secretary Samuel R. Pierce Jr. agreed to testify Aug. 3 before House investigators on allegations that he ordered two subordinates at the Department of Housing and Urban Development to approve a controversial Durham, N.C., apartment project. In addition, Pierce promised to answer questions on other issues from the House subcommittee investigating political favoritism and poor management at the department during his eight-year tenure there. In an earlier appearance before the panel, Pierce maintained that he had delegated action on the projects like the one in Durham to a panel of top-level aides.

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