WOW! House votes to completely defund ACORN Kudos to Hannah, James, Andrew and GlennSubmitted by Jim Brown on Thu, 09/17/2009 - 15:40
From NBC's Luke Russert
The House, in a motion to recommit attached to the student loan bill, has voted overwhelmingly to de-fund ACORN.
It was a bipartisan vote, with more than 300 members voting for the measure. (We'll get the full numbers/vote breakdown shortly.)
This goes further than the Senate did; the Senate took money out of one bill. This is to de-fund the group completely -- for any money the House would appropriate.
*** UPDATE *** House Minority Whip Eric Cantor's office just sent around this statement:
“ACORN has violated serious federal laws, and today the House voted to ensure that taxpayer dollars would no longer be used to fund this corrupt organization. All federal ties should be severed with ACORN, and the FBI should investigate its activity. This united Republican effort to defund ACORN is a victory for the rule of law and taxpayers across the country.”
*** UPDATE 2 *** The vote was 345-75.
*** UPDATE 3 *** In case anyone cares, student-loan reform (H.R. 3221 - Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2009) also passed, 253-171.