Thursday, September 17, 2009

House Votes 345-75 for De-funding ACORN (Carrots and Stick-It Awards for My State)

The Senate took ACORN's housing money, and now the House has taken, well... all of it.

The Associated Press reports:

WASHINGTON — The House has voted to deny all federal funding for ACORN, the community organizing group that has been caught up in several scandals.

The House action came several days after the Senate took a similar vote to block the Housing and Urban Development Department from giving grants to ACORN.

Republicans, long critics of the liberal-leaning group that advocates for the poor, led the effort to cut off all federal funds.

California Republican Darrell Issa, who sponsored the measure in the House, says the "scandal surrounding the criminal activities of ACORN have called into question their role in all aspects of government."

The vote, on a provision attached to a student aid bill, was 345-75. All 75 no votes were Democrats.

Votes for my state's (Washington) representatives were:

Voting "AYE," to de-fund and receiving the coveted Carrot Award:
Voting "NO, we'd like to keep funding the corruption that is ACORN" and receiving the dreaded Stick (it up your...) Award:
I've linked to each Representative's page so that you may call yours and tell him or her what you think of today's vote.

For a full House roll call of votes, go here.

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