About the bill
Despite its status as a popular punching bag, a 2020 Pew Research Center survey found the IRS had a 65 percent approval rating.
From 2010 to 2012, the Obama administration’s IRS (Internal Revenue Service) slowed down consideration of 298 mostly-conservative organizations that applied for nonprofit status, including specifically singling out ones with words like “Tea Party” or “Patriots” in their names. The IRS also asked for donor information from many of these organizations, which they subsequently admitted they shouldn’t have done.
The IRS also went after left-leaning groups with words like “progressive” in their name as well. However, the efforts aimed at putatively conservative groups earned the most press coverage and sparked the most backlash, likely because the scandal occurred under a Democratic administration.
The IRS’s acting chief …
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Junior Senator for Indiana. Republican.
Last Updated: May 20, 2021
Length: 4 pages
117th Congress (2021–2023)
This bill was introduced on May 20, 2021, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
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48 Cosponsors (48 Republicans)
May 20, 2021
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Mar 30, 2023
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 1105.
S. 1777 (117th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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