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Congressman McCarthy Cosponsors Legislation to Defund ACORN

Sep 15, 2009
Press Release

Washington D.C. – Today, Congressman Kevin McCarthy joined his House colleagues in cosponsoring legislation to defund the disgraced Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), the Defund ACORN Act.  The legislation introduced today by Republican Leader John Boehner (OH) would end all taxpayer funding of ACORN.   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.  

Congressman Kevin McCarthy issued the following statement:

“Ending Washington’s ever increasing culture of wasteful spending doesn’t stop with defunding ACORN, but this is a common-sense, first step to stop throwing taxpayer money at a disgraced organization that blatantly violates the law. The actions of ACORN highlight the need for more fiscal accountability and transparency to scrub the entire budget to cut wasteful and inappropriate spending of taxpayer dollars.”

Today’s actions by Congressman McCarthy added to his record of calling for increased transparency and accountability for the ACORN organization.  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. 


Text of letter to President Obama

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