Non-Profit Gag
On Agreeing to the Amendment
House Roll Call No. 541
109th Congress, 1st Session

Agreed to: 209-205 (see complete tally)
On October 26th, 2005, the House agreed, by a vote of 210 to 205, to an amendment that imposes an unconstitutional gag on the free speech of non-profit entities that receive federal funds for an affordable housing program. The ACLU opposed this amendment to the bill that created the Affordable Housing Fund (H.R. 1461) because it would have restricted non-profit groups receiving these funds from even minimal lobbying or non-partisan get-out-the-vote activities, even when using their own money. (Roll Call Vote No. 541)

Vote Map: House Roll Call No. 541
Votes For : 209
Votes Against : 205
Not Voting : 19