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Legislation Introduced to Delay IRS Proposal

This week Congressman Dave Camp (R-MI), Chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, introduced a bill to counter an Executive Branch effort to restrict the activities of certain tax-exempt groups in the same class as those that were victims in the IRS targeting controversy last year.

Noting that regulations proposed in November by the Treasury Department would “significantly alter 501(c)(4) tax-exempt organization activities and restrict First Amendment rights,” Chairman Camp unveiled The Stop Targeting of Political Beliefs by the IRS Act of 2014 (H.R. 3865). 

Chairman Camp stated, “The Administration’s proposed rules openly target groups that are exercising their First Amendment rights…. Congress must make sure every American’s right to participate and engage in civic debate is protected, and this legislation will provide some much-needed assurance that IRS targeting and surveillance will not continue.” He also added his disappointment that the Justice Department did not appear inclined to thoroughly investigate and pursue criminal charges in the IRS targeting case.

  • Learn more about this legislation.
  • Find NRB’s letter to Congressional leaders following news of IRS targeting in defense of ministries’ First Amendment rights, and a related NRB Board of Directors’ Resolution.

By Aaron Mercer, Vice President of Government Relations

Published: January 17, 2014

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