Issa Applauds Census Decision to Terminate Relationship with ACORN

September 11, 2009

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) today applauded U.S. Census Bureau Director Robert Groves’ decision to terminate its partnership with ACORN in conducting the 2010 Census.

“ACORN had no business working on the Census.  ACORN’s partisan election efforts and its involvement in criminal conduct rightly disqualified it from working on the non-partisan mission of the Census to accurately and honestly count the U.S. population,” said Rep. Issa.  “Had ACORN been allowed to submit fraudulent information to the Census, it could have changed the boundaries of Congressional districts and altered Federal funding decisions to states and local communities.  I applaud Census Bureau Director Robert Groves for making this independent decision following mounting evidence of wrongdoing by ACORN.”

A copy of the letter from Census Director Robert Groves to ACORN President Maude Hurd is attached.

An Oversight and Government Reform Committee Republican investigative report into ACORN that Ranking Member Issa shared with Director Groves in July is available here.

Related Documents

ACORN Report