Looks like Obama's rats are hanging out to dry.
Johanns Amendment #2355 to HR 3288 passed by a margin of 83 to 7.
WASHINGTON (AP) – 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.
The action came as the group is suffering from bad publicity after a duo of conservative activists posing as a prostitute and her pimp released hidden-camera videos in which ACORN employees in Baltimore gave advice on house-buying and how to account on tax forms for the woman’s income. Two other videos, aired frequently on media outlets such as the Fox News Channel, depict similar situations in ACORN offices in Brooklyn and Washington, D.C.
The Senate’s move would mean that ACORN would not be able to win HUD grants for programs such as counseling low-income people on how to get mortgages and for fair housing education and outreach.
Sen. Mike Johanns, R-Neb., said that ACORN has received $53 million in taxpayer funds since 1994 and that the group was eligible for a wider set of funding in the pending legislation, which funds housing and transportation programs. [...]
I wonder why 10 others didn't vote.
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Just watching the vote now and it's going to pass with a lot of Democrat votes. Several Senators changed their votes from "no" to "yes" when it became clear it would pass. [...]
yessir...just like a Democrat to "go with the flow"...Health Care is next?
[...] ACORN is a criminal enterprise. [...]
[...] Durbin was a no. I’ll have the rest soon.
The final roll call vote – amendment passes 83-7. I’ll post the full roll when it’s up on the Senate site.
This is the beginning, not the end.
The Dems are finally, finally on the defensive on ACORN.
Republicans, keep digging and pushing and connecting the dots. [END]
[...] One of Barack Obama's first big "community organizer" jobs involved ACORN in 1992. Obama also trained ACORN employees. He represented ACORN in court. Obama worked with and protested with ACORN. His campaign donated $800,000 to ACORN in 2008 for voter registration efforts. And, ACORN even canvassed for Obama last year. [END]