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  • Promoting Charitable Giving

    by Representative Erik Paulsen

    Posted on 2016-01-06

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    PAULSEN asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mr. PAULSEN. Mr. Speaker, one of our country's most treasured values is helping others who are less fortunate. We see it all the time in communities around the Nation, with Americans raising money for a worthy cause, donating food, or volunteering their time to help their neighbors.

    It is important that our Tax Code reflect these exact same values. It was gratifying last month to see Congress come together passing a new law that will promote charitable giving. One of the charitable provisions in the new law was a bill that I authored. It makes permanent a provision to allow a rollover donation from an individual's IRA to go to an approved charitable foundation.

    In addition, the new law will encourage the donation of food to food banks from local businesses as well as promote environmental conservation through the granting of land easements.

    Mr. Speaker, there are many Americans who want to give back and help others, and it is important that our Tax Code reflect these same values and doesn't punish them for wanting to do so. Each of these provisions help make that possible.


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