The AP and Reuters are both reporting tonight that The United States Senate voted today to block the Housing and Urban Development Department from giving grants to ACORN, otherwise known as The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, a community organization under fire in several voter-registration fraud cases.
The vote, which passed 83-7 in a Democratic led Senate Chamber, would deny housing and community grant funding to ACORN, which stands for the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now. This denial of funds was included in a must-pass spending bill that funds housing and transportation programs for the fiscal year that starts October 1.
This announcement comes on the heels of the appearance of yet another undercover videotaping in an office of ACORN. This taping took place in the Brooklyn, NY office, and was documented by the same two young individuals who have caused the prior controversy, James O'Keefe and Hannah Giles.
In the past week, Miss Giles and Mr. O'Keefe, with the cooperation of Andrew Breitbart's new website Big Government and Fox News have uncovered unscrupulous behaviors in Baltimore, MD, Washington, DC, as well as this most recent exposure of misconduct in Brooklyn.
In addition to the denial of funding, ACORN has been removed from any participation in the 2010 Census.
Tonight on Hannity, Breitbart and Giles acknowledged that tomorrow there will be yet another scathing announcement about ACORN, and immediately after that segment Fox News Channel ran a promo for The Glenn Beck Program which offered a tease that his show will have an exclusive on the most damaging information about ACORN brought forward to date.