House Looks to Weaken Church-Politicking Ban Via Spending Bill

House Looks to Weaken Church-Politicking Ban Via Spending Bill

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"The extraneous rider approved in the House Financial Services subcommittee today would impose unconstitutional and unreasonable hurdles on enforcing the law that ensures nonpartisanship and must be removed from the bill," Tim Delaney, president of the National Council of Nonprofits, said in a statement.

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On Friday, David Thompson, vice president for public policy at the National Council of Nonprofits, said his group and others that represent tax-exempt organizations would be battling for the next several months at least to ensure such language did not appear in the final appropriations bill. Multiple surveys have shown that majorities of religious leaders and of the public do not want nonprofits to engage in overt political activity.

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The Chronicle of Philanthropy
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