Franken, Klobuchar vote to prevent federal funding for ACORN

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Both Minnesota senators voted today to prevent ACORN from receiving any federal housing grants from the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The bill passed 83-7 with Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken voting "Yes." Only seven senators voted "No" (six Democrats, one Independent).

This is a huge win for politicians like Rep. Michele Bachmann that have been endlessly attacking ACORN for several issues with their work and a more recent misstep where employees are caught on camera helping conservatives undercover set up a tax system for a brothel.

Last week, the Census told ACORN they didn't want their help anymore.

More from the New York Times:
Senator Mike Johanns, Republican of Nebraska said on the Senate floor that Acorn had received $53 million in federal funds since 1994.

"This is a strong message by the Senate, and I hope this vote, which rises above partisanship to do what is right, becomes the rule rather than the exception," Mr. Johanns said in a statement released after the vote. "I will continue to work to see that Americans' tax dollars will not go to support fraudulent organizations or activities."
View the vote breakdown here.


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