Anti-Johnson Rider Set to Pass the HouseJuly 17, 2018
Anti-Johnson Rider Set to Pass the House
The House will vote on the Financial Services and Interior/Environment “mini-bus” appropriations bill this week that includes the text from the original FSGG bill. The “mini-bus” includes an anti-Johnson Amendment rider (Section 112) that would restrict the ability of the IRS to enforce nonprofit nonpartisanship. On Monday evening, the House Committee on Rules approved a rule that removes two amendments from consideration, one introduced by Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) and the other by John Lewis (D- GA) that would preserve the Johnson Amendment as is.
The National Human Services Assembly joined a statement with the National Council of Nonprofits, Council on Foundations, and Independent Sector opposing the Rules Committee’s inaction and in support of nonprofit nonpartisanship.