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.
December 16, 1989 |
With the pledge "never again," President Bush signed legislation Friday to overhaul procedures at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, where abuses during the tenure of ex-Secretary Samuel R. Pierce Jr. led to a multimillion-dollar scandal. Announcing his action, Bush said the legislation will "help eliminate the systemic flaws" that allowed such transgressions to occur.
September 23, 1989 |
Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Samuel R. Pierce on Friday exercised his right to ban cameras from his forced congressional testimony next week about scandals at the housing agency during his eight-year tenure. Pierce's attorney also gave his strongest indication yet that the former secretary might refuse to answer certain questions when he appears before a House subcommittee on Tuesday. But the attorney said no thought was being given to ignoring the subpoena altogether.
March 14, 1990 |
A House committee voted Tuesday to seek a court order granting immunity from prosecution to compel testimony from a former official at the scandal-plagued Housing and Urban Development Department. Dubois Gilliam, now serving an 18-month prison sentence for a HUD-related conviction, is expected to testify in late April or early May before the House panel investigating scandals under the Ronald Reagan Administration's HUD secretary, Samuel R. Pierce Jr.
April 30, 1990 |
A former top aide to Samuel R. Pierce Jr. will begin testifying today about how Pierce decided who got federal grants during his tenure as the Ronald Reagan Administration's housing secretary. Dubois L. Gilliam, a former deputy assistant secretary of Housing and Urban Development, is serving an 18-month prison sentence on federal conspiracy charges involving abuse of HUD programs.
April 19, 1988 |
Housing Secretary Samuel R. Pierce Jr. said Monday that "we are taking care of more people by far, with much less money" than when he took office in 1981. Pierce defended before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee the Administration's $19-billion spending request for the Department of Housing and Urban Development for fiscal 1989, up slightly from the current $18.6 billion.