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H.R. 5053 (114th): Preventing IRS Abuse and Protecting Free Speech Act

About the bill

Under current law, tax-exempt groups and organizations don’t have to reveal their donors to the public, but they do have to reveal any donors giving more than $5,000 to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Under a new bill that just passed an important House committee, those groups would no longer even have to reveal their donors to the IRS. But opponents warn that this is a shadowy tactic largely meant to help billionaires wishing to avoid transparency.

What it does

H.R. 5053, the Preventing IRS Abuse and ...

Sponsor and status

Peter Roskam

Sponsor. Representative for Illinois's 6th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jun 15, 2016
Length: 5 pages
Introduced:

Apr 26, 2016
114th Congress, 2015–2017

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on June 14, 2016 but was never passed by the Senate.

History

Apr 26, 2016
 
Introduced

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Apr 28, 2016
 
Ordered Reported

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Jun 9, 2016
 
Reported by House Committee on Ways and Means

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Jun 14, 2016
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

H.R. 5053 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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