Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi continues the gagging of American by preventing adequate debate over federal funds going to ACORN. After Pelosi imposed a gag rule only 22 minutes into the debate of Republican amendments by Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) and Rep. Steve King (R-VA) to stop funds for ACORN, Bachmann released the following statement:
ACORN is celebrating its 39th birthday and as a gift from its friends in the House leadership two amendments that would keep ACORN from getting federal funds through the Census and other federal programs have been denied debate.
I am disappointed the Democrat leadership has once again violated their own promise for an open and honest debate and denied the opportunity for Members of Congress to go on the record about whose side they are: ACORN or the American taxpayer.
When families are struggling to make ends meet, Congress should be held accountable for how they spend $64.3 billion of Americans’ hard-earned tax dollars. The American people deserve better.