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Legislative Round-Up | May 2023

On May 17, a bipartisan group of House members introduced the House version of the Universal Charitable Deduction legislation. The group, led by Representative Blake Moore (R-UT), also included Representatives Chris Pappas (D-NH), Michelle Steel (R-CA), and Danny Davis (D-IL). Their legislation H.R. 3435, the Charitable Act, is identical in language to the companion Senate bill S. 566, also named the Charitable Act, which was introduced on February 28 by Senators James Lankford (R-OK) and Chris Coons (D-DE). The Nonprofit Alliance (TNPA) is particularly pleased with the introduction of the House bill, given that three of the original cosponsors serve on the committee of jurisdiction — the House Ways and Means Committee...
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Legislative Round-Up | April 2023

TNPA hosted another of its Capitol Hill Days on Wednesday, April 19, 2023. This one was once again virtual, but our next in the summer will be an in-person event with TNPA members flying in for a day of meetings on Capitol Hill. The two centerpiece meetings of the day were with our champions on the Universal Charitable Deduction issue, Senators James Lankford (R-OK) and Chris Coons (D-DE).
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Congressional Spotlight: Senator Chris Coons (D-DE)

Each month The Nonprofit Alliance (TNPA) introduces you to a member of Congress who is a leader on legislative matters important to our TNPA community, with representation from both parties. TNPA had the opportunity to ask Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) a few questions. TNPA has enjoyed getting to know Senator Coons, and greatly appreciates his focus on the nonprofit sector. We look forward to continuing to work closely with him in the future.
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Legislative Round-Up | March 2023

On February 28, Senators James Lankford (R-OK) and Chris Coons (D-DE) introduced their Universal Charitable Deduction legislation, S. 566. The bill was renamed from the previous "The Universal Giving and Pandemic Response and Recovery Act" to simply "The Charitable Act."  The Universal Charitable Deduction of $600 for married couples filing jointly and $300 for individual tax filers expired on December 31, 2021.
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Legislative Round-Up | February 2023

Tomorrow Senators James Lankford (R-OK) and Chris Coons (D-DE) will introduce legislation to restore and expand the non-itemizer charitable tax deduction - also known as the Universal Charitable Deduction. This legislation is intended to restore the Universal Charitable Deduction of $600 for married couples filing jointly and $300 for single tax filers that expired on December 31, 2021.
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Congressional Spotlight: Senator Susan Collins (R-ME)

The Nonprofit Alliance has worked closely with Senator Susan Collins of Maine. We know her best for her leadership alongside Senators James Lankford (R-OK) and Chris Coons (D-DE) on legislation to create a Universal Charitable Deduction open to all taxpayers, regardless of their level of income when supporting 501(c)3 charitable causes. This important legislation expired at the end of 2021, but will be re-introduced on Wednesday and Senator Collins will again be active in supporting this measure.  
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Legislative Round-Up | January 2023

As the new Congress convened the first week of January, from the very outset, the many challenges facing the House of Representatives as to how it would move forward on legislation became immediately apparent. The long battle to elect Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) as Speaker, which took 15 ballots — the most ballots to elect a Speaker since 1923, 100 years ago — was a microcosm of how fractious and complicated moving legislation in the House will be during this two-year 118th Congress.
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Legislative Round-Up | December 2022

Congress Heads Toward Adjournment for the Year | On December 15, Congress passed a short-term funding resolution to continue funding the federal government through December 23, and now, just this morning, Congress introduced a bill to fully fund the government for the remainder of the fiscal year (until September 30, 2023). This year's lame duck session has been pushed unusually close to Christmas! We'll all be watching carefully as Congress votes on this budget and officially closes out the 117th Congress....
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Legislative Round-Up | October 2022

Congress Will Return Mid-November for a Lame Duck Session | Congress is currently in adjournment allowing members of Congress to go home to campaign for the November elections. When Congress returns in mid-November for its post-election lame duck session, it has the immediate task of passing a funding resolution to keep the government running. The current funding authority expires December 16....
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