The U.S. House of representatives on Thursday voted to cut off all federal money to the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN).
ACORN has violated serious federal laws, and today the House voted to ensure that taxpayer dollars would no longer be used to fund this corrupt organization, said House Republican Eric Cantor of Virginia.
Republicans accuse ACORN of fraud in registering voters and improperly mixing political and nonpolitical activities.
They say it has received $53 million in federal money since 1994.
The vote was 347-75, with Democrats supplying all the no votes.
The Senate on Monday also voted 83-7 to deny housing and community grant funding to ACORN.
ACORN employees are seen apparently in a video released on Monday advising a couple that posing as a prostitute and her pimp to how to lie about their earnings.
ACORN says it fired those in the video and would investigate their actions, but that has not stopped the criticism.
We're disappointed that the House took the rare and politically convenient step of attempting to eliminate federal funding for a single organization, ACORN chief Bertha Lewis said in a statement.
She said the move will have little impact because ACORN gets most of its money from supporters.