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Ga Rep. Tom Price: IRS' new rules 'blatant attempt to silence political speech'

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U.S. Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga) released a statement on Tuesday in support of the STOP Targeting of Political Beliefs by the IRS Act of 2014, or H.R. 3865, a bill that was just approved by the House Ways and Means Committee.

The H.R. 3865 was written in response to the Department of Treasury's proposed changes to rules regarding the 501(c)(4) law.

The Treasury argued that the law is too confusing, and that confusion was responsible for the right-leaning groups being scrutinized by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) more than other 501(c)(4) groups and applicants.

Most conservatives and Republicans believe the proposed IRS changes are unconstitutional because they ban mentioning of political candidates and parties by the (c)(4) groups, which would make educating the electorate around elections impossible.

The STOP Act would delay the proposed changes by one year.

"The Obama Administration's IRS has already demonstrated that it cannot be trusted to fairly enforce the law," said Price, who is a member of the House Ways and Means Committee. "Now, they claim that the 501(c)(4) classification is simply too confusing for them, despite no trouble since its implementation in 1959. Make no mistake about it: the Obama Administration is doing this as a blatant attempt to silence political speech. The Stop the Targeting of Political Beliefs by the IRS Act of 2014 is absolutely critical in allowing proper congressional oversight to prevent this from occurring."

Price represents Georgia's sixth congressional district.



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