Thursday, September 17, 2009

BREAKING: House Votes to Defund ACORN

The United States House of Congress has voted overwhelmingly to defund the controversial left wing group ACORN amid rising scandal.

The vote, which took place Thursday afternoon, passed with a vote of 345 to 75.

Here is a complete list of house members that voted against the measure, followed by the list of seven senators who voted no on a similar measure passed by the Senate last Friday:
  • Baldwin
  • Becerra
  • Brady (PA)
  • Brown, Corrine
  • Butterfield
  • Capuano
  • Carson (IN)
  • Castor (FL)
  • Cleaver
  • Clyburn
  • Crowley
  • Cummings
  • Davis (IL)
  • DeGette
  • Delahunt
  • Doyle
  • Edwards (MD)
  • Ellison
  • Engel
  • Fattah
  • Filner
  • Fudge
  • Green, Al
  • Grijalva
  • Hinchey
  • Hirono
  • Holt
  • Honda
  • Jackson (IL)
  • Jackson-Lee (TX)
  • Johnson, E. B.
  • Kilpatrick (MI)
  • Kucinich
  • Larsen (WA)
  • Lee (CA)
  • Lewis (GA)
  • Lynch
  • Markey (MA)
  • McCollum
  • McDermott
  • McGovern
  • Meeks (NY)
  • Mollohan
  • Moore (WI)
  • Moran (VA)
  • Nadler (NY)
  • Neal (MA)
  • Olver
  • Pallone
  • Pascrell
  • PaynePolis (CO)
  • Price (NC)
  • Rahall
  • Rangel
  • Roybal-Allard
  • Rush
  • Sánchez, Linda
  • T.Schakowsky
  • Scott (GA)
  • Scott (VA)
  • Serrano
  • Sherman
  • Sires
  • Slaughter
  • Stark
  • Thompson (MS)
  • Towns
  • Tsongas
  • Velázquez
  • Waters
  • Watson
  • Waxman
  • Wexler
  • Woolsey

Senators Voting "no" on cutting funding to ACORN:

  • Burris (D-IL)
  • Casey (D-PA)
  • Durbin (D-IL)
  • Gillibrand (D-NY)
  • Leahy (D-VT)
  • Sanders (I-VT)
  • Whitehouse (D-RI)

Senators who abstained

  • Burr (R-NC)
  • Byrd (D-WV)
  • Coburn (R-OK)
  • Graham (R-SC)
  • Gregg (R-NH)
  • Hutchison (R-TX)
  • McCain (R-AZ)
  • Mikulski (D-MD)
  • Vitter (R-LA)

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- John F. Kennedy

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