...Democrats are moving to restore funding to ACORN. Last night, Rep. Tom Latham (R-IA) offered an amendment during deliberations on the Democrats’ massive year-end appropriations bill to clarify the prohibition on federal funds going to ACORN or its subsidiaries. That amendment was shot down on a 5-9 party line vote as Republicans sided with taxpayers while Democrats stood with ACORN.
Rep. Latham’s amendment is necessary to prevent taxpayer money from going to ACORN because the Obama Administration’s Department of Justice has taken advantage of a legal loophole to allow ACORN to continue to receive federal funds – despite the passage of the House GOP’s Defund ACORN Act in the fall. --John Boehner
(The cynic might opine that the "Defund ACORN" Act was written just badly enough so that Holder could "find a loophole." The cynic, after all, understands The Party-of-Government.)
Regardless, ACORN's slush-funding--really, and Obama GOTV vehicle, remains in the budget.