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06 Oct

Against Corporations Organizing to Rip-off the Nation Act of 2009,

An ACORN Amendment for Pfizer

From Jeremy Scahill article in The Nation:

In the wake of the Congressional witch hunt against the community organization ACORN, initiated by Republican minority leader John Boehner and supported by all but seventy-five Democrats in the House and ten in the Senate (Independent Bernie Sanders also voted no), a small number of Democratic lawmakers are pushing back. Last week, in response to the Defund ACORN Act, which seeks to prohibit federal funds to the community group, Minnesota Democrat Betty McCollum, a member of the House Appropriations Committee, introduced an ACORN act of her own. It is titled the “Against Corporations Organizing to Rip-off the Nation Act of 2009,” also referred to simply as the ACORN Act. HR 3679 seeks 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 corporations or companies guilty of certain felony convictions.”

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