In other words, the bill could plausibly defund the entire military-industrial complex. Whoops.
Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) picked up on the legislative overreach
and asked the Project on Government Oversight (POGO) to sift through
its database to find which contractors might be caught in the ACORN
Lockheed Martin and Northrop Gumman both popped up quickly, with 20 fraud cases between them, andthe longer listis a Who’s Who of weapons manufacturers and defense contractors.
The language was written by the GOP and filed as a “motion to recommit” in the House, where it passed 345-75.
POGO isreaching out
to its members to identify other companies who have engaged in the type
of misconduct that would make them ineligible for federal funds.
Grayson then intends to file that list in the legislative history
that goes along with the bill so that judges can reference it when
determining whether a company should be denied federal funds.
The Florida freshman is asking for direct assistance. He has set up aGoogle spreadsheetwhere people cansuggest contractors who have been charged with violations and include a link to a media or government report documenting the alleged transgression.
Via theCrack Den.