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ACORN Funding Ban Expires October 31

Filed under: Politics — DRJ @ 8:23 pm

[Guest post by DRJ]

According to Hannah Giles, Congress temporarily restricted ACORN’s funding but it will be reinstated after October 31. Giles’ portion of today’s press conference begins at 6:50 of this video and she discusses ACORN’s funding at 8:00:

Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann confirms the ban on ACORN’s funding will expire in days:

“On October 1, 2009, the President signed a Continuing Resolution (CR) to keep government programs running at their current spending levels for one month. This was necessary because Congress has not yet passed the annual appropriations bills which fund all government programs into the new fiscal year, which began October 1st.

In the Conference Report accompanying that bill, Congress included the following provision in Division B which prohibited ACORN from accessing federal funding:

Sec. 163. None of the funds made available by this joint resolution or any prior Act may be provided to the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), or any of its affiliates, subsidiaries, or allied organizations.

However, the CR expires on October 31, 2009.”

Congress hopes Americans have short attention spans. I’m glad Andrew Breitbart, James O’Keefe, and Hannah Giles know how to get attention.


9 Responses to “ACORN Funding Ban Expires October 31”

  1. FFS. It’s like cutting off the appendage of an amphibian, just for it to grow back the next day.

    sybilll (01af10)

  2. Not sure if this is bad. ACORN by a new name would have an easier time using this money to commit and aid horrible crimes. And isn’t that really all we would get in the Obama era?

    Dustin (bb61e3)

  3. How can any Democrat , supporting Acorn, look in the mirror and state ,I support the Constitution Of the United States.

    mike191 (97b84e)

  4. They are hoping that the “controversy” is forgotten by the end of the month. Curious how Breitbart released the video 10 days before ACORN is eligible to return to sucking off the government teat.

    Coincidence? Doubtful.

    Dr. K (eca563)

  5. The Democrat Party is a criminal enterprise.

    Kazooskibum (91706c)

  6. Perhaps ACORN will still be a pressing issue in 2010, when the GOP has a chance to run a few committee hearings. Of course, they had their chance before they lost power, but perhaps this time they will decide it’s time to accept this gift.

    I can think of several examples where a GOP committee could put a few people under oath and make a lot of headway. Does General Motors get Executive privilege? that’s a joke, but Acorn is a good example of how the GOP can use power to make reforms. From voting rights and black panthers to, there is a need for oversight hearings.

    Dustin (bb61e3)

  7. Is anyone surprised at this ? Mark Twain once said there is no hereditary criminal class in America with the possible exception of Congress. He might remove the word “possible” today. They are all corrupt but our guys do more stuff we like. The only trouble is that, as government became a behemoth, the criminal class got too expensive and obstructed too much of the real economy.

    I don’t know how many have read Tom Clancy’s novel “Debt of Honor.” It ends with a pilot crashing a 747 into the Capitol during a joint session of Congress, wiping our entire government.

    I’m thinking of reading it again.

    Mike K (addb13)

  8. Of course, if they don’t pass another CR by then, NOBODY will get any federal money.

    SO we just have to make sure the next CR still has the ban.

    Or we could launch a massive protest against the Senate to DO THEIR JOB and pass appropriations bills, instead of wasting their time destroying the health care system.

    Does it make any sense that the Senate, with 60 democrats/independents, STILL can’t pass their appropriations bills on time?

    Senator Reid has NEVER gotten his job done, and should be fired for incompetence.

    As should the entire mainstream media, that completely misses the NEWS that the Senate has failed to do it’s job.

    charles (60406d)

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