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    This page contains bill sponsorships in the Senate and House. Bill sponsorships indicate the topics that legislators are most interested in, and spend the most time on.

14-S2011 on Feb 11, 2014

Bill Sponsorship: Stop Targeting of Political Beliefs by the IRS Act
Source: H.R.3865 & S.2011
Congressional summary:: Stop Targeting of Political Beliefs by the IRS Act: 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 any regulation, or other ruling, not limited to a particular taxpayer relating to such standards and definitions.

Proponent's argument in favor (Heritage Action, Feb. 26, 2014): H.R. 3865 comes in the wake of an attack on the Tea Party and other conservative organizations. The current IRS regulation is so broad and ill-defined that the IRS applies a "facts and circumstances" test to determine what constitutes "political activity" by an organization. This test can vary greatly depending on the subjective views of the particular IRS bureaucrat applying the test. IRS employees took advantage of this vague and subjective standard to unfairly delay granting tax-exempt status to Tea Party organizations and subject them to unreasonable scrutiny.

Text of sample IRS letter to Tea Party organizations:We need more information before we can complete our consideration of your application for exemption. Please provide the information requested on the enclosed Information Request by the response due date. Your response must be signed by an authorized person or officer whose name is listed on your application.

  • Have you conducted or will you conduct candidate forums or other events at which candidates running for public offices are invited to speak?
  • Have you attempted or will you attempt to influence the outcome of specific legislation?
  • Do you directly or indirectly communicate with members of legislative bodies?
  • Do you have a close relationship with any candidate for public office or political party?

Also see the related House bill H.3865.


  • Topic: Government Reform
  • Headline: Prohibit IRS audits targeting Tea Party political groups
  • Headline 2: Sponsored prohibiting IRS audits targeting Tea Party political groups

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Democrats participating in 14-S2011



Republicans participating in 14-S2011

Lamar Alexander s1oTN Republican Sr SenatorFeb 11, 2014
John Barrasso s1oWY Republican Jr SenatorFeb 11, 2014
Roy Blunt s1oMissouri Republican (until 2010)Feb 11, 2014
John Boozman s1oAR Republican Jr SenatorFeb 11, 2014
Richard Burr s1oNC Republican Sr Senator; previously RepresentativeFeb 11, 2014
Saxby Chambliss s1oGA Republican Sr Senator (retiring 2014)Feb 11, 2014
Daniel Coats s1oIN Republican Jr SenatorFeb 11, 2014
Tom Coburn s1oOK Republican Jr Senator; previously RepresentativeFeb 11, 2014
Thad Cochran s1oMS Republican Sr SenatorFeb 11, 2014
Bob Corker s1oTN Republican Jr SenatorFeb 11, 2014
John Cornyn s1oTX Republican Sr SenatorFeb 11, 2014
Michael Crapo s1oID Republican Sr SenatorFeb 11, 2014
Ted Cruz s1oPOTUS Republican 2016 Primary ChallengerFeb 11, 2014
Michael Enzi s1oWY Republican Sr SenatorFeb 11, 2014
Deb Fischer s1oNE Republican Senate ChallengerFeb 11, 2014
Jeff Flake s2pArizona Republican (Senate run 2012)Feb 11, 2014
Lindsey Graham s1oSC Republican Sr SenatorFeb 11, 2014
Chuck Grassley s1oIA Republican Sr SenatorFeb 11, 2014
Orrin Hatch s1oUT Republican Sr SenatorFeb 11, 2014
Dean Heller s1oNevada Republican (Resigned 2011)Feb 12, 2014
John Hoeven s1oND Former Republican Governor (2000-2010)Feb 11, 2014
James Inhofe s1oOK Republican Sr SenatorFeb 11, 2014
Johnny Isakson s1oGA Republican Jr Senator; previously RepresentativeFeb 11, 2014
Mike Johanns s1oNE Former Republican Governor (2005-2007); elected Senator 2008Feb 11, 2014
Ron Johnson s1oWI Republican Sr SenatorFeb 11, 2014
Mark Kirk s1oIL Republican Jr SenatorFeb 11, 2014
Mike Lee s1oUT Republican Jr SenatorFeb 11, 2014
John McCain s1oAZ Republican Sr SenatorFeb 11, 2014
Mitch McConnell s1oKY Republican Sr SenatorFeb 11, 2014
Jerry Moran s1oKansas Republican (until 2010)Feb 11, 2014
Rand Paul s1oKY Republican Jr SenatorFeb 11, 2014
Rob Portman s1oOH Republican Jr SenatorFeb 11, 2014
Jim Risch s1oID Former Republican Governor (2006-2007); U.S. SenatorFeb 11, 2014
Pat Roberts s1oKS Republican Sr SenatorFeb 11, 2014
Marco Rubio s1oFL Republican Jr SenatorFeb 11, 2014
Tim Scott s1oSC Republican Senator-AppointeeFeb 11, 2014
Richard Shelby s1oAL Republican Jr SenatorFeb 11, 2014
John Thune s1oSD Republican Jr Senator; previously RepresentativeFeb 11, 2014
Pat Toomey s1oPA Republican Jr SenatorFeb 11, 2014
David Vitter s1oLA Republican Jr Senator; previously RepresentativeFeb 11, 2014
Roger Wicker s1oMississippi Republican (Senate 2008)Feb 11, 2014



Independents participating in 14-S2011



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 0
Republicans: 41
Independents: 0


















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