IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Congressman Gosar Sets the Record Straight on ACORN

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Washington, DC, September 3, 2012 | comments
Congressman Gosar has never supported Acorn. Despite the fact that the group is no longer operational, Gosar has voted three times for legislation that ensures ACORN does not receive taxpayer dollars.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                          July 25, 2012

CONTACT:                                                                                Apryl Marie Fogel
                                                                        AprylMarie.Fogel@mail.house.gov  


                                                IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:

                       Congressman Gosar Sets the Record Straight on ACORN

This month, the Office of Congressman Paul Gosar began fielding calls from constituents concerned about recent misrepresentations of a vote Congressman Gosar took on the now defunct group ACORN.  In April of 2010, ACORN closed all of its state affiliates and field offices.  By the time Congressman Gosar took office, this group had no longer operated, participated in or funded any programs or activities.  Despite the fact that the group is no longer functional, several amendments have been brought forth related to their activities.  Congressman Paul Gosar has voted three times in support of legislation that defunds the defunct group, ACORN.

Legislative actions Congressman Gosar has taken against ACORN

H.R. 2055 - Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2012 (Signed into Law)

No Funding for ACORN: Section 567 prohibits funding for ACORN or its subsidiaries.

http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2011/roll941.xml   Final Roll Call Vote on overarching bill: Yes

H.R. 2112- Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2012 (Signed into Law)

No Funding for ACORN: SEC. 534. None of the funds made available under this Act may be distributed to the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) or its subsidiaries.

http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2011/roll857.xml  - Final Roll Call vote:  Yes

H.R. 2219 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2012 (Passed the House, but died in Senate)


No Funding for ACORN: SEC. 8100. None of the funds made available under this Act may be distributed to the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) or its subsidiaries.

http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2011/roll532.xml - Final Roll Call Vote: Yes

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