The 83-7 vote would deny housing and community grant funding to the ACORN organization.
Monday, September 14, 2009
WASHINGTON -- The Senate voted Monday to block the Housing and Urban Development Department from giving grants to ACORN, a community organization under fire in several voter-registration fraud cases.
The 83-7 vote would deny housing and community grant funding to ACORN, which stands for the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now.
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After YEARS! FINALLY!
Only days after The US Census finally woke up, (after continued media exposure @ FOX) now the Senate has moved to cut ties to ACORN's Housing Funds.
Thank you, Sen. Mike Johanns, (R-Neb) [Amendment # 2355 to H.R. 3288]
Thank you BigGovernment.com ]
Pelosi's days of funding ACORN, despite objections, and rejection of all those who have tried to move directives to investigate ACORN and cut off ACORN funding, may at last be coming to a questionably acceptable head. The question now remains will Pelosi and the CBC even allow ACORN pet associates to come to the floor regarding this amendment?
We shall perhaps see what happens in Pelosi's House today.
As reported here by the Washington Examiner Republican Rep. John Boehner of Ohio is introducing in the House today the Defund ACORN Act. (and it's affiliates?)
Republican lawmakers are beginning to listen- and stand up. Finally.
It's quite clear that a great many in government have become lobbyist of their own special interests. Themselves.
Today, even after all of the evidence that ACORN is a house of criminal ills over the years - - and the recent exposure of "How To" establish, and manage, a child sex slave government house of disrepute - still, still, 7 Senate facilitators voted to keep funds going to this criminal organization.
The Child Sex-Trade-Seven are:
Roland Burris (D-IL)
Robert Casey (D-PA)
Dick Durbin (D-IL)
Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
Patrick Leahy (D-VT)
Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)
Looks like ACORN still has some 1600-Street-shareholder enablers minding the store of re-election dividends.
Add these disgraceful 7 to the list in 2010.
update: Sep 17, 2009 - The house today voted 345-75 to totally defund ACORN.
172 dem's voted to whack the ACORN mob. That leaves the 75, who join the Senate child sex slave 7.