“The media has thoroughly unveiled the corruption that exists at ACORN.  Texans are rightfully appalled at what they have learned. Last Thursday I was proud to support a House amendment that will stop all taxpayer dollars from going to ACORN and am encouraged that the House of Representatives has adopted it with overwhelming, bipartisan support.  While this is a step in the right direction, it does not go far enough.

“Today I cosponsored the “Defund ACORN Act” which will ensure that all ties between ACORN and the federal government are severed, and that the future possibility of taxpayer dollars financing this dubious organization is eliminated.

“I ask that Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats bring this common-sense legislation to the floor immediately. In a time of national economic hardship and excessive demands on taxpayers we should expect increased discretion in how my constituent’s tax-dollars are spent.