Nonprofits Applaud Senate for Passage of Spending Bill Without anti-Johnson Amendment Rider

Nonprofits Applaud Senate for Passage of Spending Bill Without anti-Johnson Amendment Rider

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Washington, DC - Commenting on the bi-partisan passage in the Senate of H.R. 6147, the four-bill “mini-bus” without a harmful anti-Johnson Amendment rider, National Council of Nonprofits President and CEO Tim Delaney said the following:

“It is refreshing to see our elected officials choosing to press pause on partisan bickering to pass an appropriations bill without a controversial and corrupting policy rider that would have politicized charitable nonprofits, houses of worship, and foundations. We hope this common-sense approach can be carried into the conference committee. We have just witnessed an example of the system working when partisan interests are set aside. This is precisely why the longstanding Johnson Amendment must be maintained and why the House-passed version of this bill must be rejected in conference.”

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The vast majority of Americans strongly oppose efforts to repeal or weaken the Johnson Amendment:

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