Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Bill to Defund ACORN Could Catch Everyone Else

HR 3571, "Defund ACORN Act", is written so broadly that it covers "any organization" that has been charged with breaking federal or state election laws, lobbying disclosure laws, campaign finance laws or filing fraudulent paperwork with any federal or state agency. It also applies to any of the employees, contractors or other folks affiliated with a group charged with any of those things.

Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) picked up on the legislative overreach and asked the Project on Government Oversight (POGO) to sift through its database to find which contractors might be caught in the ACORN net.

The results can be found here. Defense contractors, Exxon and GE are at the top of the list. NOTE: The list is sortable and is initially sorted by federal contract dollars. If you click on the header for the number of violations, you see who has been the naughtiest. Clicking on the name of the company will take you to a page detailing the offenses.

You can find the text of HR 3571 here.

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