Sen. Grassley: Federal Government is Wrong to Keep ACORN in Combined Federal Campaign

October 27, 2009

Memorandum
To: Reporters and Editors
Re: ACORN and the Combined Federal Campaign

Sen. Chuck Grassley, ranking member of the Committee on Finance, is concerned that the federal government is refusing to omit ACORN from the Combined Federal Campaign. Sen. Grassley conducts oversight of tax-exempt groups and related entities. Here’s a comment from Sen. Grassley:

“The Combined Federal Campaign is a federal program for federal employees. By keeping ACORN charities on the list, the federal government is giving its seal of approval to a group that advised people to lie to the IRS. And this position is inconsistent with congressional intent, as well as the IRS and Census Bureau’s stand that they no longer want to do business with ACORN.”

The response from the Office of Personal Management to Sen. Grassley is posted here. Here’s a link to Sen. Grassley’s original letter:

http://finance.senate.gov/press/Gpress/2009/prg092409l.pdf

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