Sen. Flake And Sen. Roberts Introduce Bill To Prevent Irs Targeting, Preserve Free Speech
Sen. Flake and Sen. Roberts Introduce Bill to Prevent IRS Targeting, Preserve Free Speech
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS) today introduced S. 2011, the Stop Targeting of Political Beliefs by the IRS Act. The bill is cosponsored by 37 additional senators, including U.S. Sens. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), John Cornyn (R-TX), John Thune (R-SD) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT).
The bill would protect the free-speech rights of 501(c)(4) organizations by prohibiting for one year the finalization of a proposed Internal Revenue Service (IRS) regulation that would significantly limit the advocacy and educational activities of these groups. The bill would also prevent additional targeting of 501(c)(4) organizations by restoring the IRS 501(c)(4) standards and definitions that were in place before the start of the agency’s targeting of conservative groups in 2010.