In a correction to Wednesday's article, the Washington Times reports that the Obama administration say there is no chance that ACORN will get the $997,402 Assistance to Firefighters Grant it was awarded last month:
FEMA officials said Wednesday that the award was posted on the agency's Web site Sept. 4, several days before a widely publicized video sting prompted the House and Senate to vote to cut off funding to the group.Louisiana Republican Senator David Vitter, who complained about the grant in a September 22 letter to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, said that he was "glad that DHS has 'frozen' these funds," but said the grant still needed to be formally withdrawn.
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"The group had not [cashed in the grant] and at that point we froze the money. ...
Thanks to Secretary Janet Napolitano for correcting this outrage.