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Camp Statement on Proposed Changes to 501(c)(4) Rules

November 26, 2013

Washington, DC – Today, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) issued the following statement after the Department of the Treasury and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released proposed changes for 501(c)(4) tax-exempt organizations rules.

“There continues to be an ongoing investigation, with many documents yet to be uncovered, into how the IRS systematically targeted and abused conservative leaning groups.  Before rushing forward with new rules, especially ones that appear to make it harder to engage in public debate, I would hope Treasury would let all the facts come out first – something they could achieve by fully cooperating with Congress in the investigation.  This smacks of the Administration trying to shutdown potential critics.  Given how they have handled the ObamaCare rollout, one can understand why they may take that approach, but it doesn’t make it right.”