ACORN: Folding but not forgotten

ACORN might be folding, but that’s not enough to convince Sen. David Vitter that the anti-poverty group still won’t find ways to rig the next election. The Louisiana Republican has filed an amendment to the health reconciliation bill — which is moving through the Senate this week — to prohibit federal funding to ACORN.

If that sounds familiar, it’s because Vitter helped stall an unemployment insurance bill last fall with a similar ACORN amendment.

Votes on the long list of amendments filed to the reconciliation bill are expected to come later this week.

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