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  • Preventing IRS Abuse and Protecting Free Speech Act


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    Representative Kevin Brady

    From: TX District 8

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-06-14

    BRADY of Texas. Mr. Speaker, pursuant to House Resolution 778, I call up the bill (H.R. 5053) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to prohibit the Secretary of the Treasury from requiring that...



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    Representative Sander M. Levin

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    Date: 2016-06-14

    LEVIN. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume. The Republican majority believes the more hidden money in politics, the better. Freedom of speech, they say, requires more and more dark...



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    Representative Peter J. Roskam

    From: IL District 6

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-06-14

    ROSKAM. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume. I want to thank Chairman Brady for his leadership in bringing this bill to the floor. Just to put this into context, let's focus in on...



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    Representative Bill Pascrell Jr.

    From: NJ District 9

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-06-14

    PASCRELL. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to speak on why this is a bad idea. We have seen in recent years a proliferation of political groups claiming tax exempt social welfare. You know how many groups in...



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    Representative Charles W. Boustany Jr.

    From: LA District 3

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-06-14

    BOUSTANY. Mr. Speaker, I want to applaud my colleague, Chairman Roskam, for bringing this legislation to the floor. It is an important piece of legislation, Preventing IRS Abuse and Protecting Free Speech...



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    Representative Charles B. Rangel

    From: NY District 13

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-06-14

    RANGEL asked and was given permission to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. RANGEL. My colleagues, if you are frustrated, if you are down and out, if you lack self-esteem, if you really want to get...



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    Representative Diane Black

    From: TN District 6

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-06-14

    BLACK. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in strong support of the Preventing IRS Abuse and Protecting Free Speech Act. As we debate this legislation, I think back to June of 2013, when victims of the IRS targeting...



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    Representative Danny K. Davis

    From: IL District 7

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-06-14

    DAVIS of Illinois. I thank the gentleman for yielding. Mr. Speaker, in this House, the Republican leadership has failed to provide sufficient investment in major emergencies facing Americans. They...



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    Representative Mimi Walters

    From: CA District 45

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-06-14

    WALTERS of California. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of the Preventing IRS Abuse and Protecting Free Speech Act. The IRS requires tax exempt organizations to report sensitive information about...



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    Representative Xavier Becerra

    From: CA District 34

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-06-14

    BECERRA. I thank the gentleman for yielding. Mr. Speaker, I think it is, first, important to clarify this legislation impacts tax exempt organizations under the Tax Code, section 501(c). Many of these...



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    Representative Greg Walden

    From: OR District 2

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-06-14

    WALDEN. Mr. Speaker, I walked in and was hearing the gentleman from California talking about all these foreign donations, and I thought for sure he was talking about the Clinton Foundation donations...



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    Representative John P. Sarbanes

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    Date: 2016-06-14

    SARBANES. I thank the gentleman for yielding. Mr. Speaker, fundamentally, this is about which direction we want to move in as a country, as a Congress, as a responsible institution, as a government,...



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    Representative Ted Poe

    From: TX District 2

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-06-14

    POE of Texas. Mr. Speaker, H.R. 5053, Preventing IRS Abuse and Protecting Free Speech Act is a common sense bill meant to help curb the rampant abuses of the IRS, an agency that has proven itself to...



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    Representative Theodore E. Deutch

    From: FL District 21

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-06-14

    DEUTCH. Mr. Speaker, I was unavoidable detained. Had I been present, I would have voted ``yea'' on rollcall No. 302. Stated against: Mr. McCaul. Mr. Speaker, during the second voting series today,...



    A picture of Representative Sander M. Levin

    Representative Sander M. Levin

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    Date: 2016-06-14

    LEVIN. Mr. Speaker, I demand a recorded vote. A recorded vote was ordered. The SPEAKER pro tempore. This will be a 5-minute vote. The vote was taken by electronic device, and there were--ayes 240,...