Fed Agencies Slow to Implement ACORN Funding Cutoff


Nearly a dozen federal agencies did not take comprehensive action to cut off funding to ACORN and its affiliates until a government research group started asking about it — a year after Congress voted for the funding restrictions.

According to a new report from the Government Accountability Office, all 27 agencies subject to the restrictions eventually moved to implement the funding cutoff. However, “not all agencies had taken action to implement the funding restriction provisions prior to when we began our review in August 2010,” the report said.

GAO said 11 agencies — ranging from NASA to the Defense Department to the Department of Health and Human Services — indicated they moved to implement the restrictions “at least in part” because of their analysts’ inquiries.

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