House Passes Bill Blocking IRS Rules For Tax-Exempt Groups

Law360, New York (February 27, 2014, 2:12 PM EST) -- The U.S. House of Representatives, in a partisan vote, passed legislation Wednesday to block the IRS from implementing proposed regulations that could threaten the tax-exempt status of 501(c)(4) social welfare organizations that engage in political campaigns.

In a 243-176 vote, the House approved the “Stop Targeting of Political Beliefs by the IRS Act of 2014,” introduced by House Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp, R-Mich. Fourteen Democrats moved across the aisle to support the measure, but zero Republicans voted against it. The vote is unsurprising in...
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