H.R.3571 - Defund ACORN Act

To prohibit the Federal Government from awarding contracts, grants, or other agreements to, providing any other Federal funds to, or engaging in activities that promote certain indicted organizations. view all titles (2)

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  • Short: Defund ACORN Act as introduced.
  • Official: To prohibit the Federal Government from awarding contracts, grants, or other agreements to, providing any other Federal funds to, or engaging in activities that promote certain indicted organizations. as introduced.

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Introduced
 
House
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Senate
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President
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09/15/09
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sponsor

Representative

John Boehner

R-OH

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OpenCongress Summary

This bill, designed to block any federal funds from going to the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), was approved in the form of a motion to recommit with instructions to the House's student loan bill (H.R. 3221). It has been noted that the bill is written so broadly that it could apply to organizations besides ACORN, including defense contractors like Lockheed Martin and Northrop Gumman.
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Official Summary

Defund ACORN Act - Prohibits any federal contract, grant, cooperative agreement, or other form of agreement from being awarded to, any federal funds in any other form from being provided to, or any federal employee or contractor from promoting any organization that: (1) has been indicted fo

Official Summary

Defund ACORN Act - Prohibits any federal contract, grant, cooperative agreement, or other form of agreement from being awarded to, any federal funds in any other form from being provided to, or any federal employee or contractor from promoting any organization that:
(1) has been indicted for a violation under any federal or state law governing the financing of a campaign for election for public office or any law governing the administration of such an election, including a voter registration law;
(2) had its state corporate charter terminated due to its failure to comply with federal or state lobbying disclosure requirements;
(3) has filed a fraudulent form with any federal or state regulatory agency; or
(4) employs, has under contract, or retains to act on its behalf any individual who has been indicted for a violation under federal or state law relating to an election for federal or state office. Identifies, specifically, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) and any affiliate as such an organization. Requires the Federal Acquisition Regulation to be revised to carry out provisions of this Act relating to contracts.

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Organizations Supporting H.R.3571

  • WashTech

Organizations Opposing H.R.3571

  • ACORN
  • Center for Constitutional Rights




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