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Congressman McCarthy cosponsors bill to prevent TARP recipients from providing financial assistance to ACORN

Oct 1, 2009
Press Release

Washington D.C. – Today, Congressman Kevin McCarthy co-sponsored a bill that will prevent TARP bailout recipients from providing financial assistance to ACORN, as well as require that they report to Congress any direct or indirect assistance that they have provided ACORN or any ACORN affiliate within the last 12 months. 

Congressman Kevin McCarthy issued the following statement:

“It’s imperative that Congress continue to support legislation that promotes fiscal accountability and transparency to root out wasteful spending. That’s why I’ve continued to support and vote for common sense legislation that protects Americans from wasteful ACORN funding, like this common-sense bill.”


• Bill Text: Prevent TARP Recipients from Providing Financial Assistance to ACORN
• Congressman McCarthy Voted in favor of an Amendment to defund ACORN on Thursday, September 17, 2009.
• Congressman McCarthy also joined his colleagues in sending a letter to President Obama asking the Administration to disclose and stop all Federal funding of ACORN on Tuesday, September 15, 2009. 
• Senate Votes 83-7 to Block Funds to ACORN
• Census Bureau Drops ACORN from 2010 Effort
• In October of 2008, Congressman McCarthy requested that the House Administration’s Elections Subcommittee hold hearings to investigate ACORN’s alleged nationwide voter registration fraud.  In May of 2009, Congressman McCarthy voted in favor of an amendment to the Mortgage Reform and Anti-Predatory Lending Act (H.R. 1728) that would have limited Federal funding for ACORN. 
• Shining the Light on Government Spending