House Votes to Strip ACORN of Federal Funding

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    House Republicans succeeded Thursday in eliminating federal funding to ACORN, the community organizing group that has come under heavy fire in the wake of damaging undercover videos that purport to show counselors giving advice on tax fraud to a "pimp" and "prostitute."

    The House voted 345-75 to strike ACORN funding from a student aid bill with two voting present.

    The Defund ACORN Act prohibits any "federal contract grant, cooperative agreement or any other form of agreement (including a memorandum of understanding" from being awarded to or entered into with the group. It also prohibits federal funds "in any other form" from being provided.

    Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., chairman of the House Education and Labor Committee, suggested the vote is essentially symbolic because the student aid bill did not actually provide any funding to ACORN.




    House Votes to Strip ACORN of Federal Funding - Political News - FOXNews.com



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    I saw this on Beck today. Excellent. Our voices are being heard. :thup:
     
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    Oh, I haven't seen this thread, was writing on the other one (Senate).

    Looks like someone is afraid of next election.

    Do we know who voted against?
     
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    I hate to point out the flaw here but there is a big one.

    They voted to defund ACORN. ACORN no longer exists. They will simply request money under the new name and the politicians will give it to them.
     

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