The House voted today to cut all federal funding from ACORN, a cause Rep. Michele Bachmann has been championing for several months.
She introduced a bill in June to block federal housing dollars from going to groups indicted for voter fraud, and battled with Rep. Barney Frank this spring over an amendment to do the same in the Financial Services committee (which she called the “ACORN amendment”).
â€œFor several months now, I have been calling for the House to strip taxpayer funding to ACORN and finally, the Democrat majority has come to their senses and done just that,” Bachmann said in a statement. “ACORN has been in the news time and time again for violating election laws, but the Democrat majority refused to stop the flow of tax dollars to this organization. The vote today to finally strip them of their funding could not have come soon enough. I hope this vote is followed by a thorough investigation by the IRS, DOJ, and Congress into ACORNâ€™s years of shady activities and abuse of the law and public trust. What a tremendous victory for the taxpayer!â€
Only two members of the Minnesota congressional delegation voted against the provision to block funds from ACORN: Democrats Keith Ellison and Betty McCollum.