Johnson Amendment

In This Week's Edition of Snapshot: Tax Reform Update - Tax reform faces competing legislative priorities; Move to weaken the Johnson Amendment advances in the House, NASCO speaks out; Kautter confirmed for key Treasury position; IRS takes steps to encourage charitable giving in the wake of Hurricane Harvey; In the States - Government-Nonprofit grants reform update; TABOR turns 25.

In This Week's Edition of Snapshot: Tax Reform Update - Senate begins debate on health care, tax reform continues moving forward; Update on Treasury personnel; President Trump issues EO for Commerce Department; In the States - State budgets remain in flux, NYC arts funding plan to promote diversity; Johnson Amendment is subject of blog post.

In This Week's Edition of Snapshot: Tax Reform Update - Health care debate slows other legislative action, but Congress is still ramping up for tax reform; House Appropriations Committee to consider Johnson Amendment provision in a bill markup today; Senate Finance to hold confirmation hearing for Kautter; Trending in Legal Affairs - Funding public charities that lobby when multiple funders are involved.

In This Week's Edition of Snapshot: Tax Reform Update - Congress must address a packed agenda before getting to tax reform; "Johnson Amendment" may be discussed in House hearing; DOE aims to reduce regulations following EO; President Trump unveils infrastructure plan in budget; In the States: Nonprofits ratchet up pressure to break Illinois budget impasse; Texas bans governments from seeking sermon disclosures.

In this Week’s Edition of Snapshot: Tax Reform Update: President Trump addresses Congress, Secretary Mnuchin speaks on tax reform, Chairman Brady vows to repeal the Johnson Amendment, and the Council and colleagues speak out in defense of nonpartisanship; Legislation to invest in “opportunity zones” introduced in House and Senate; Ben Carson is confirmed as Housing and Urban Development Secretary; President Trump orders agencies to focus on regulatory reform; White House budget aims to increase defense spending, cut domestic programs; In the States: States reconsider property tax exemptions; Immigration focus leads to employment status legislation in the states

In this Week’s Edition of Snapshot: Tax Reform Update - Council staff meets with Chairman Brady, there is a new member of Ways and Means, and tax bills are not in short supply; The Council sends a letter to Congress about the “Johnson Amendment”; A number of the President’s Cabinet Nominees have been confirmed; The United Nations faces a possibility of decreased funding from the U.S.; In the States - State-Level Opposition to Attacks on Foundation and Nonprofit Nonpartisanship