Johnson Amendment Still in Play
As we noted last month, the House-passed version of the Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) spending bill includes an anti-Johnson Amendment rider (Section 112) that would restrict the ability of the IRS to enforce nonprofit nonpartisanship. The Senate-passed version of the FSGG appropriations bill does not contain any provision to undermine the Johnson Amendment. […]
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, […]
By Marie Camino On June 13, the House Appropriations Committee voted in favor of a version of the Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) appropriations bill that includes a provision threatening the Johnson Amendment. Section 112 of the bill makes the law extremely difficult for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to enforce, requiring notification to […]
Last Thursday, the House Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) passed its Fiscal Year 2019 appropriations bill. The legislation includes a policy rider, identical to the one included in the FY18 bill, that would effectively prohibit the IRS from enforcing the Johnson Amendment against churches. Thanks to advocacy by many of your organizations, […]
The National Human Services Assembly is proud to stand with our fellow nonprofits to fight for the Johnson Amendment to remain intact, which is crucial to helping the human service sector build and maintain well-being in our communities in a space where we can be free of partisan politics.