Senate votes to strip ACORN of federal funding, 83-7

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This from redstate today


Senator Mike Johanns (R-NE) introduced an amendment to the HUD and Transportation appropriation bill to strip ACORN of all federal funding.  A week ago, Johanns wouldn’t have gotten the amendment to the floor.  Today, however, after three straight days of BigGovernment.com’s video exposés of ACORN offices in Washington DC, New York City, and Baltimore offering assistance to pimping, tax evasion, and trafficking in underage Salvadorean girls, Johanns not only got his vote – but he got an impressive bipartisan showing.  The Senate passed the Johanns amendment 83-7.

The nay votes?

   * Dick Durbin (D-IL)

   * Roland Burris (D-IL)

   * Robert Casey (D-PA)

   * Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)

   * Patrick Leahy (D-VT)

   * Bernie Sanders (I-VT)

   * Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)

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