King Amendment Would Block ACORN from 2010 Census

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) is offering an amendment to the fiscal 2010 Commerce-Justice-Science appropriations bill that would block ACORN from participating in the 2010 Census. The amendment comes the month after King called for a probe of ACORN’s twisted finances.

Here is the text of King’s press release:

King Amendment Would Keep ACORN Out of 2010 Census

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Steve King introduced an amendment to H.R. 2847, the Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations Bill, to keep the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) out of the 2010 Census. King’s amendment would bar taxpayer dollars in the bill provided to the Census Bureau from being disbursed to ACORN.

 

King also introduced another amendment that would bar any taxpayer dollars in the bill from being provided to ACORN. The House will begin debating the legislation and amendments this evening.

 

King’s statement follows:

 

“It is time for every member of this Congress to go on record in support of or opposition to ACORN. ACORN and its estimated 270 corporate affiliates comprise a complex organizational and financial spiderweb with all the appearance of a criminal enterprise. ACORN is facing charges of voter fraud and tax violations, yet it has received over $53 million in taxpayer funds.

“Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank and his liberal friends have opened the taxpayers’ wallet to as much as an additional $8.5 billion that could be accessed by ACORN.

“ACORN could soon be running the 2010 census if President Obama, a former ACORN employee, follows through on plans to have ACORN ‘partner’ with the Census Bureau. It is time to cut off ACORN’s access to taxpayer dollars and put an end to ACORN’s involvement in the 2010 census.”

The text of King’s amendments follow:

Amendment to H.R. 2847, Offered by Mr. King of Iowa

 

At the end of the bill, before the short title, insert the following:

 

Section. ____. None of the funds made available by this Act shall be made available to the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, Acorn Beneficial Assoc., Inc., Arkansas Broadcast Foundation, Inc., Acorn Children’s Beneficial Assoc., Arkansas Community Housing Corp., Acorn Community Land Assoc., Inc., Acorn Community Land Assoc. of Illinois, Acorn Community Land Association of Louisiana, Acorn Community Land Assoc. of Pennsylvania, ACORN COMMUNITY LABOR ORGANIZING CENTER, ACORN Beverly LLC, ACORN Canada, ACORN Center for Housing, ACORN Housing Affordable Loans LLC, Acorn Housing 1 Associates, LP, Acorn Housing 2 Associates, LP, ACORN Housing 3 Associates LP, ACORN Housing 4 Associates, L.P., ACORN International, ACORN VOTES, Acorn 2004 Housing Development Fund Corporation, ACRMW, ACSI, Acorn Cultural Trust, Inc., American Environmental Justice Project, Inc., ACORN Fund, Inc., Acorn Fair Housing Organization, Inc., Acorn Foster Parents, Inc., Agape Broadcast Foundation Inc., Acorn Housing Corporation, Arkansas Acorn Housing Corporation, Acorn Housing Corp. of Arizona, Acorn Housing Corp. of Illinois, Acorn Housing Corp. of Missouri, New Jersey ACORN Housing Corporation, Inc., AHCNY, Acorn Housing Corp. of Pennsylvania, Texas ACORN Housing Corporation, Inc., American Institute for Social Justice, Acorn law for Education, Rep. & Training, Acorn Law Reform Pac, Affiliated Media Foundation Movement, Albuquerque Minimum Wage Committee, Acorn National Broadcasting Network, Arkansas New Party, Arkansas Acorn Political Action Committee, Association for Rights of Citizens, Acorn Services, Inc., Acorn Television in Action for Communities, Acorn Tenants’ Union, Inc., Acorn Tenant Union Training & Org. Project, AWA, Baltimore Organizing Support Center, Inc., Bronx Parent Leadership, Baton Rouge ACORN Education Project, Inc., Baton Rouge Assoc. of School Employees, Broad Street Corporation, California Acorn Political Action Committee, Citizens Action Research Project, Council Beneficial Association, Citizens Campaign for Fair Work, Living Wage Etc., Citizens Consulting, Inc., California Community Network, Citizens for April Troope, Clean Government Pac, Chicago Organizing and Support Center, Inc., Council Health Plan, Citizens Services Society, Campaign For Justice at Avondale, CLOC, Community and Labor for Baltimore, Chief Organizer Fund, Colorado Organizing and Support Center, Community Real Estate Processing, Inc., Campaign to Reward Work, Citizens Services Incorporated, Elysian Fields Corporation, Environmental Justice Training Project, Inc., Franklin Acorn Housing Corporation, Flagstaff Broadcast Foundation, Floridians for All PAC, Fifteenth Street Corporation, Friends of Wendy Foy, Greenwell Springs Corporations, Genevieve Stewart Campaign Fund, Hammurabi Fund, Houston Organizing Support Center, Hospitality Hotel and Restaurant Org. Council, Iowa ACORN Broadcasting Corp., Illinois Home Day Care Workers Association, Inc., Illinois Acorn Political Action Committee, Illinois New Party, Illinois New Party Political Committee, Institute for Worker Education, Inc., Jefferson Association of Parish Employees, Jefferson Association of School Employees, Johnnie Pugh Campaign Fund, Louisiana ACORN Political Action Committee, Louisiana Acorn Fair Housing, Inc., Labor Neighbor Research & Training Center, Inc., Service Employee Int UNION L100, Local 100 Health and Warfare Fund, Local 100 Political Action Committee, Local 100 Retirement Plan, Service Employees International Union L880, Local 880 SEIU Political Action Committee, Local 880 SEIU Power Political Action Committee, Massachusetts ACORN Political Action Committee, Maryland ACORN Political Action Committee, Mott Haven ACORN Housing Development Fund, Mutual Housing Association of New York, Inc., MHANY A/A/F  Neighborhood Restore HDFC, MHANY 2003 HOUSING DEVELOPMENT FUND CORPORATION,  Missouri Home Day Care Workers Association, Inc., McClellan Multi Family Corporation, Minnesota ACORN Political Action Committee, Neighbors for Athelia Ray, Neighbors for Maria Torres, Neighbors for Ted Thomas, New Mexico ACORN Fair Housing, Inc., New Mexico ACORN Political Action Committee, New Mexico Organizing Support Center, New Orleans Campaign for a, New York Agency for Community Affairs, Inc., New York Acorn Political Action Committee, New York Organizing and Support Center, Oregon ACORN Political Action Committee, Pennsylvania ACORN Political Action Committee, Pugh Election Committee, People’s Equipment Resource Corporation, Progressive Houston, Pennsylvania Institute for Community Affairs, Inc., Phoenix Organizing and Support Center, Inc., Progressive St. Louis, Referendum Committee for an Accountable Future, Rhode Island APAC, Sixth Avenue Corporation, San Jacinto Street Corp, St. Louis Organizing and Support Center, Inc., St. Louis Tax Reform Group, Inc., Service Workers Action Team, Texas United City-County Employees, Texas United School Employees, Inc., United Security Workers for America, Local, Volunteers for America, Inc., Voting for America, Inc., Washington ACORN Political Action Committee, WARN, Working Families Association, Inc., Wal-Mart Workers Association, 385 Palmetto or 650 Political Action Committee.

 

Amendment to H.R. 2847, Offered by Mr. King of Iowa

 

At the end of the bill, before the short title, insert the following:

 

Sec. ____. None of the funds made available by this Act under “Bureau of the Census” shall be made available to the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, Acorn Beneficial Assoc., Inc., Arkansas Broadcast Foundation, Inc., Acorn Children’s Beneficial Assoc., Arkansas Community Housing Corp., Acorn Community Land Assoc., Inc., Acorn Community Land Assoc. of Illinois, Acorn Community Land Association of Louisiana, Acorn Community Land Assoc. of Pennsylvania, ACORN COMMUNITY LABOR ORGANIZING CENTER, ACORN Beverly LLC, ACORN Canada, ACORN Center for Housing, ACORN Housing Affordable Loans LLC, Acorn Housing 1 Associates, LP, Acorn Housing 2 Associates, LP, ACORN Housing 3 Associates LP, ACORN Housing 4 Associates, L.P., ACORN International, ACORN VOTES, Acorn 2004 Housing Development Fund Corporation, ACRMW, ACSI, Acorn Cultural Trust, Inc., American Environmental Justice Project, Inc., ACORN Fund, Inc., Acorn Fair Housing Organization, Inc., Acorn Foster Parents, Inc., Agape Broadcast Foundation Inc., Acorn Housing Corporation, Arkansas Acorn Housing Corporation, Acorn Housing Corp. of Arizona, Acorn Housing Corp. of Illinois, Acorn Housing Corp. of Missouri, New Jersey ACORN Housing Corporation, Inc., AHCNY, Acorn Housing Corp. of Pennsylvania, Texas ACORN Housing Corporation, Inc., American Institute for Social Justice, Acorn law for Education, Rep. & Training, Acorn Law Reform Pac, Affiliated Media Foundation Movement, Albuquerque Minimum Wage Committee, Acorn National Broadcasting Network, Arkansas New Party, Arkansas Acorn Political Action Committee, Association for Rights of Citizens, Acorn Services, Inc., Acorn Television in Action for Communities, Acorn Tenants’ Union, Inc., Acorn Tenant Union Training & Org. Project, AWA, Baltimore Organizing Support Center, Inc., Bronx Parent Leadership, Baton Rouge ACORN Education Project, Inc., Baton Rouge Assoc. of School Employees, Broad Street Corporation, California Acorn Political Action Committee, Citizens Action Research Project, Council Beneficial Association, Citizens Campaign for Fair Work, Living Wage Etc., Citizens Consulting, Inc., California Community Network, Citizens for April Troope, Clean Government Pac, Chicago Organizing and Support Center, Inc., Council Health Plan, Citizens Services Society, Campaign For Justice at Avondale, CLOC, Community and Labor for Baltimore, Chief Organizer Fund, Colorado Organizing and Support Center, Community Real Estate Processing, Inc., Campaign to Reward Work, Citizens Services Incorporated, Elysian Fields Corporation, Environmental Justice Training Project, Inc., Franklin Acorn Housing Corporation, Flagstaff Broadcast Foundation, Floridians for All PAC, Fifteenth Street Corporation, Friends of Wendy Foy, Greenwell Springs Corporations, Genevieve Stewart Campaign Fund, Hammurabi Fund, Houston Organizing Support Center, Hospitality Hotel and Restaurant Org. Council, Iowa ACORN Broadcasting Corp., Illinois Home Day Care Workers Association, Inc., Illinois Acorn Political Action Committee, Illinois New Party, Illinois New Party Political Committee, Institute for Worker Education, Inc., Jefferson Association of Parish Employees, Jefferson Association of School Employees, Johnnie Pugh Campaign Fund, Louisiana ACORN Political Action Committee, Louisiana Acorn Fair Housing, Inc., Labor Neighbor Research & Training Center, Inc., Service Employee Int UNION L100, Local 100 Health and Warfare Fund, Local 100 Political Action Committee, Local 100 Retirement Plan, Service Employees International Union L880, Local 880 SEIU Political Action Committee, Local 880 SEIU Power Political Action Committee, Massachusetts ACORN Political Action Committee, Maryland ACORN Political Action Committee, Mott Haven ACORN Housing Development Fund, Mutual Housing Association of New York, Inc., MHANY A/A/F  Neighborhood Restore HDFC, MHANY 2003 HOUSING DEVELOPMENT FUND CORPORATION,  Missouri Home Day Care Workers Association, Inc., McClellan Multi Family Corporation, Minnesota ACORN Political Action Committee, Neighbors for Athelia Ray, Neighbors for Maria Torres, Neighbors for Ted Thomas, New Mexico ACORN Fair Housing, Inc., New Mexico ACORN Political Action Committee, New Mexico Organizing Support Center, New Orleans Campaign for a, New York Agency for Community Affairs, Inc., New York Acorn Political Action Committee, New York Organizing and Support Center, Oregon ACORN Political Action Committee, Pennsylvania ACORN Political Action Committee, Pugh Election Committee, People’s Equipment Resource Corporation, Progressive Houston, Pennsylvania Institute for Community Affairs, Inc., Phoenix Organizing and Support Center, Inc., Progressive St. Louis, Referendum Committee for an Accountable Future, Rhode Island APAC, Sixth Avenue Corporation, San Jacinto Street Corp, St. Louis Organizing and Support Center, Inc., St. Louis Tax Reform Group, Inc., Service Workers Action Team, Texas United City-County Employees, Texas United School Employees, Inc., United Security Workers for America, Local, Volunteers for America, Inc., Voting for America, Inc., Washington ACORN Political Action Committee, WARN, Working Families Association, Inc., Wal-Mart Workers Association, 385 Palmetto or 650 Political Action Committee.

 

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