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H.R.3865: Stop Targeting of Political Beliefs by the IRS Act of 2014

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about taxation
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Sponsor Dave Camp, R-Mich.
Total Cosponsors 66 (All Republicans)
Introduced Jan. 14, 2014
Latest Major Action March 3, 2014
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Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was reported to the House on February 18, 2014. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Stop Targeting of Political Beliefs by the IRS Act of 2014 - Requires the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) standards and definitions in effect on January 1, 2010, for determining whether an organization qualifies for tax-exempt status as an organization operated exclusively for social welfare to apply to such determinations after enactment of this Act. Prohibits the Secretary of the Treasury, or any delegate of the Secretary, from issuing, revising, or finalizing any regulation (including proposed regulations), revenue ruling, or other guidance not limited to a particular taxpayer relating to such standards and definitions. Makes this Act applicable to organizations claiming tax-exempt status as a social welfare organization that were created on, before, or after the enactment of this Act. Terminates this Act one year after its ena...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
March 3, 2014 Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 313.
Feb. 27, 2014 Received in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
Feb. 26, 2014 DEBATE - Pursuant to clause 6 of Rule 16, the Chair announced the amendment was not debatable.
Feb. 26, 2014 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Feb. 26, 2014

On passage Passed by recorded vote: 243 - 176 (Roll no. 69). (text: CR H1961)

Feb. 26, 2014

On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 191 - 230 (Roll no. 68). (consideration: CR H1969-1970)

Feb. 26, 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Van Hollen motion to recommit with instructions, pending the reservation of a point of order. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to add 2 sections to the bill. The first would prohibit limitations on the Secretary of the Treasury to issue regulations requiring the disclosure of secret political donors. The second would prohibit the bill from taking effect until certain unemployment benefits are restored. The point of order was withdrawn.
Feb. 26, 2014 Mr. Van Hollen moved to recommit with instructions to Ways and Means. (consideration: CR H1968-1970; text: CR H1968-1969)
Feb. 26, 2014 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule. (consideration: CR H1968)
Feb. 26, 2014 DEBATE - The House continued with debate on H.R. 3865.
Feb. 26, 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 3865.
Feb. 26, 2014 The resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 3865 and H.R. 2804. The resolution provides for one hour of debate for each bill.
Feb. 26, 2014 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 487. (consideration: CR H1960-1971)
Feb. 25, 2014 Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 487 Reported to House. The resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 3865 and H.R. 2804. The resolution provides for one hour of debate for each bill.
Feb. 18, 2014 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 261.
Feb. 18, 2014 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Ways and Means. H. Rept. 113-353.
Feb. 11, 2014 Ordered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 23 - 13.
Feb. 11, 2014 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Jan. 14, 2014 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.