S. 264 - The Free Speech Fairness Act

Taxation. 115th Congress (2017-2018) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow charitable organizations to make statements relating to political campaigns if such statements are made in ordinary course of carrying out its tax exempt purpose. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has been referred to committee. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

The Free Speech Fairness Act

S. 264 — 115th Congress (2017–2018)

Summary
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow charitable organizations to make statements relating to political campaigns if such statements are made in ordinary course of carrying out its tax exempt purpose. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow charitable organizations to make statements relating to political campaigns if such statements are made in ordinary course of carrying out its tax exempt purpose.
Other Titles
  • The Free Speech Fairness Act
  • The Free Speech Fairness Act
  • The Free Speech Fairness Act
Sponsor
James Lankford
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Taxation
  • Elections, voting, political campaign regulation
  • Public participation and lobbying
  • Social work, volunteer service, charitable organizations
  • Tax-exempt organizations
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced2/01/2017
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced2/01/2017
2/01/2017Introduced in Senate
2/01/2017Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

Total contributions given to Senators from Christian Conservative, which…

support this bill

Christian Conservative$108,151
$108,151

2 Organizations Support and 0 Oppose; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
The Free Speech Fairness Act

2 organizations support this bill

Family Research Council
Family Research Council (2017, February 1). Fair Speech for All. Retrieved February 2, 2017, from Family Research Council.
National Religious Broadcasters
National Religious Broadcasters (2017, February 1). NRB Endorses Free Speech Fairness Act to Repeal 'Infamous' Johnson Amendment. Retrieved February 2, 2017, from PR Newswire.

0 organizations oppose this bill

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 115th U.S. Congress, from Christian Conservative interest groups, November 29, 2010 – November 28, 2016.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Support
$ From Interest Groups
That Oppose
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$0$0
Tammy BaldwinDWI$0$0
John BarrassoRWY$0$0
Michael F. BennetDCO$0$0
Richard BlumenthalDCT$0$0
Roy BluntRMO$5,500$0
Cory A. BookerDNJ$0$0
John BoozmanRAR$1,115$0
Sherrod BrownDOH$0$0
Richard BurrRNC$0$0
Maria CantwellDWA$0$0
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$0$0
Ben CardinDMD$0$0
Tom CarperDDE$0$0
Bob CaseyDPA$0$0
Bill CassidyRLA$0$0
Susan M. CollinsRME$0$0
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$0$0
Bob CorkerRTN$0$0
John CornynRTX$1,000$0
Catherine Cortez MastoDNV$0$0
Tom CottonRAR$7,001$0
Mike CrapoRID$0$0
Ted CruzRTX$10,694$0
Steve DainesRMT$8,501$0
Joe DonnellyDIN$0$0
Tammy DuckworthDIL$0$0
Dick DurbinDIL$0$0
Mike EnziRWY$0$0
Joni ErnstRIA$6,020$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$0$0
Deb FischerRNE$9,050$0
Jeff FlakeRAZ$0$0
Cory GardnerRCO$2,250$0
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$0$0
Lindsey GrahamRSC$0$0
Chuck GrassleyRIA$2,813$0
Kamala D. HarrisDCA$0$0
Margaret Wood HassanDNH$0$0
Orrin G. HatchRUT$0$0
Martin HeinrichDNM$0$0
Heidi HeitkampDND$0$0
Dean HellerRNV$0$0
Mazie K. HironoDHI$0$0
John HoevenRND$0$0
Jim InhofeROK$500$0
Johnny IsaksonRGA$0$0
Ron JohnsonRWI$0$0
Tim KaineDVA$0$0
John KennedyRLA$0$0
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$0$0
Amy KlobucharDMN$0$0
James LankfordROK$6,685$0
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$0$0
Mike LeeRUT$0$0
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$0$0
Ed MarkeyDMA$0$0
John McCainRAZ$0$0
Claire McCaskillDMO$0$0
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$0$0
Bob MenéndezDNJ$0$0
Jeff MerkleyDOR$0$0
Jerry MoranRKS$0$0
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$0$0
Chris MurphyDCT$0$0
Patty MurrayDWA$0$0
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$0$0
Rand PaulRKY$4,596$0
David PerdueRGA$0$0
Gary C. PetersDMI$0$0
Rob PortmanROH$2,500$0
John "Jack" ReedDRI$0$0
Jim RischRID$0$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$3,500$0
Mike RoundsRSD$0$0
Marco RubioRFL$8,895$0
Bernie SandersIVT$0$0
Ben SasseRNE$9,401$0
Brian SchatzDHI$0$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$0$0
Tim ScottRSC$4,000$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$0$0
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$0$0
Debbie StabenowDMI$0$0
Dan SullivanRAK$5,600$0
Jon TesterDMT$0$0
John ThuneRSD$3,530$0
Thom TillisRNC$3,500$0
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$0$0
Tom UdallDNM$0$0
Chris Van HollenDMD$0$0
Mark R. WarnerDVA$0$0
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$0$0
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$0$0
Roger F. WickerRMS$0$0
Ron WydenDOR$0$0
Todd YoungRIN$1,500$0

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Legislator Filters
NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Support
$ From Interest Groups
That Oppose
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$0$0
Tammy BaldwinDWI$0$0
John BarrassoRWY$0$0
Michael F. BennetDCO$0$0
Richard BlumenthalDCT$0$0
Roy BluntRMO$5,500$0
Cory A. BookerDNJ$0$0
John BoozmanRAR$1,115$0
Sherrod BrownDOH$0$0
Richard BurrRNC$0$0
Maria CantwellDWA$0$0
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$0$0
Ben CardinDMD$0$0
Tom CarperDDE$0$0
Bob CaseyDPA$0$0
Bill CassidyRLA$0$0
Susan M. CollinsRME$0$0
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$0$0
Bob CorkerRTN$0$0
John CornynRTX$1,000$0
Catherine Cortez MastoDNV$0$0
Tom CottonRAR$7,001$0
Mike CrapoRID$0$0
Ted CruzRTX$10,694$0
Steve DainesRMT$8,501$0
Joe DonnellyDIN$0$0
Tammy DuckworthDIL$0$0
Dick DurbinDIL$0$0
Mike EnziRWY$0$0
Joni ErnstRIA$6,020$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$0$0
Deb FischerRNE$9,050$0
Jeff FlakeRAZ$0$0
Cory GardnerRCO$2,250$0
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$0$0
Lindsey GrahamRSC$0$0
Chuck GrassleyRIA$2,813$0
Kamala D. HarrisDCA$0$0
Margaret Wood HassanDNH$0$0
Orrin G. HatchRUT$0$0
Martin HeinrichDNM$0$0
Heidi HeitkampDND$0$0
Dean HellerRNV$0$0
Mazie K. HironoDHI$0$0
John HoevenRND$0$0
Jim InhofeROK$500$0
Johnny IsaksonRGA$0$0
Ron JohnsonRWI$0$0
Tim KaineDVA$0$0
John KennedyRLA$0$0
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$0$0
Amy KlobucharDMN$0$0
James LankfordROK$6,685$0
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$0$0
Mike LeeRUT$0$0
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$0$0
Ed MarkeyDMA$0$0
John McCainRAZ$0$0
Claire McCaskillDMO$0$0
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$0$0
Bob MenéndezDNJ$0$0
Jeff MerkleyDOR$0$0
Jerry MoranRKS$0$0
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$0$0
Chris MurphyDCT$0$0
Patty MurrayDWA$0$0
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$0$0
Rand PaulRKY$4,596$0
David PerdueRGA$0$0
Gary C. PetersDMI$0$0
Rob PortmanROH$2,500$0
John "Jack" ReedDRI$0$0
Jim RischRID$0$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$3,500$0
Mike RoundsRSD$0$0
Marco RubioRFL$8,895$0
Bernie SandersIVT$0$0
Ben SasseRNE$9,401$0
Brian SchatzDHI$0$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$0$0
Tim ScottRSC$4,000$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$0$0
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$0$0
Debbie StabenowDMI$0$0
Dan SullivanRAK$5,600$0
Jon TesterDMT$0$0
John ThuneRSD$3,530$0
Thom TillisRNC$3,500$0
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$0$0
Tom UdallDNM$0$0
Chris Van HollenDMD$0$0
Mark R. WarnerDVA$0$0
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$0$0
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$0$0
Roger F. WickerRMS$0$0
Ron WydenDOR$0$0
Todd YoungRIN$1,500$0

Interest Groups that support this bill

$ Donated
Christian Conservative$108,151

Interest Groups that oppose this bill

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