Public Policy

In this issue: Philanthropy Week in Washington; Tax Policy Happenings; Omnibus Spending Bill
In this issue: Philanthropy Week in Washington; Tax Policy Happenings; Government spending debate; IRS updates revenue procedures
This series of in person and media events will demonstrate the vital role of charitable giving and its inextricable link to thriving communities.
"Philanthropy Week in Washington," hosted by Council on Foundations, is the new theme for a week of activities including Foundations on the Hill, the ACR Summit for Leaders, and other public policy related activities.
The effort to reach an agreement on the federal budget gives hope that Congress can work together in a bipartisan manner. This could be a positive sign that comprehensive tax reform might gain momentum in 2014.
In this issue:Thune-Wyden Letter on the Charitable Deduction; Tax Reform on hold until 2014; New IRS 501(c)(4) political activity regulations; Public Good IRA Rollover Act; Budget Conference Deadline Looms; Pay for Success Incentive Fund; American Enterpr
The Council has actively supported extending and expanding the IRA charitable rollover since its inclusion in The Pension Protection Act of 2006 (PPA).
On November 20, in conjunction with the Charitable Giving Coalition’s “Protect Giving Day,” Senators John Thune (R-SD) and Ron Wyden (D-OR) issued a letter in full support of the charitable deduction.
This is an incredibly exciting time at the Council on Foundations. We recently wrapped up our Fall Conference for Community Foundations Conference in San Diego, our fourth major conference since I came to the Council.
Meeting with a member of Congress or with congressional staff is an effective way to convey a message about a specific issue or legislative matter. Below are some suggestions for making the most of your visit.

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