H.R. 3600 (112th): To restore the Free Speech and First Amendment rights of churches and exempt organizations by repealing the 1954 Johnson Amendment.


Dec 7, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on December 7, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Walter Jones Jr.

Representative for North Carolina's 3rd congressional district



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Last Updated: Dec 7, 2011
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Summary (CRS)

Amends the Internal Revenue Code to repeal the prohibition against churches and other tax-exempt organizations participating in political campaigns or supporting or opposing candidates for public office. Provides that this ... Read more >

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Dec 7, 2011

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 3600”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


5 cosponsors (3R, 2D) (show)
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Related Bills

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H.R. 2275 (110th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 10, 2007

H.R. 127 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 3, 2013

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