The vote you posted was the "Defund ACORN Act"-- a provision within "Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act".
This was a vote on the passage of the "Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act". Apparently, the ACORN piece was a rider in the vote. I'm still reading to figure out how much I just got raped...... If Pelosi is happy about it, it's going to cost a lot of money and need a lot of lube for the taxpayers.
While in and of itself, it seems like the 'outrage' caused the vote. In reality, it was probably just a maneuver to garner support for the SAFRA vote.
Text of bill (not updated as of today.
Pelosi Statement on House Passage of Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act
WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement today after the House voted 253 to 171 this afternoon to pass the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act:
"Education is the best investment individuals can make in themselves, it is the best investment parents can make in their children, and it is the best investment a nation can make in their citizens. With that in mind, today the House passed the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act, the single largest investment in making college more affordable in the history of our nation.
"This legislation means that more students will enter college; that they will graduate with less debt; that the federal loan initiatives that they and their families depend upon are strengthened for decades to come; and that taxpayers will save money. It is fiscally responsible, following the strict standards of pay-as-you-go spending.
"This legislation seizes the opportunity to strengthen our nation by making a historic commitment to our students and a landmark investment in our future."
We've been blessed with more "PAYGO" (Pay-as-you-go) spending-- Pelosi's favorite M.O. .......