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Gus Bilirakis scores one on ACORN

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October

FEMA today halted a $1 million grant to the embattled community organizing group ACORN, representing a victory of sorts for U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Palm Harbor.

“ACORN has demonstrated it is not worthy of the public’s trust, and I am pleased that FEMA has agreed with me and others in Congress who believe we should not be funding this corrupt enterprise," said Bilirakis, who last month sent a letter to FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate about the grant.

The money was for fire prevention programs in New Orleans.

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[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 3:21pm]

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