External Relations Press Releases

Proposed IRS Nonprofit Rules Violate Paperwork Reduction Act

Estimated burden is “wildly off the mark” For Release: January 24, 2013  Contact: Joe Trotter  Phone: 210-352-0055 (Cell) Alexandria, Va. – Proposed IRS rules on social welfare groups violate the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) because the estimated recordkeeping burden “is excessively low and wildly off the mark,” according to comments filed by the Center for Competitive Politics […]

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Group Offers Alternative for New IRS Rules on Non-Profits’ Political Activities

Proposed IRS rules have significant flaws, say First Amendment experts For Release: December 5, 2013  Contact: Joe Trotter  Phone: 210-352-0055 (Cell) Alexandria, Va. — The Center for Competitive Politics (CCP) today submitted comments to the Internal Revenue Service on the agency’s proposed rules governing the political activity of social welfare groups.  The group also proposed an alternative draft rule that […]

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“Bright Lines Project” Fails to Live Up to Its Name

Recommendations Would Make Vague IRS Rules Worse For Immediate Release June 27, 2013 Contact: Joe Trotter 210-352-0055 (Cell) Alexandria, Va – The Center for Competitive Politics today released an analysis of the “Bright Lines Project,” an attempt by a panel of nonprofit experts to clarify the vague rules that helped create the IRS scandal, that found […]

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Constitutionally Suspect Nevada Bill Would Chill Nonprofit Groups’ Speech Rights

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Center for Competitive Politics’ External Relations Director Matt Nese submitted comments today to the Nevada Assembly Legislative Operations and Elections Committee on Senate Bill 246, which expands the state’s definition of “committee for political action” to broadly cover many organizations, which only minimally participate in electoral politics. The bill’s revised definition of “committee for political action” uses a monetary trigger that blurs the distinction between […]

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California Bill Requiring Burdensome Disclosure from Nonprofits and Local Groups Would Stifle Speech

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Center for Competitive Politics’ External Relations Director Matt Nese filed comments today on California Assembly Bill 45, currently being considered before the Assembly Appropriations Committee. The bill, which introduces a new reporting regime for donors who contribute $200 or more to “multipurpose organizations,” is really, according to Nese, “so broad as to likely be misunderstood by everyday citizen groups that choose to speak on issues unrelated […]

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Wyden-Murkowski Bill: Vague, Over Broad, Speech Chilling

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The Center for Competitive Politics (CCP) today released an analysis of the “Follow the Money Act of 2013” that was announced this week by Sens. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska). The report says the bill would “radically expand the reach of government regulation on speech critical of elected officials and force […]

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California Bill Mandating Nonprofit Disclosure Would Chill Speech

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Center for Competitive Politics’ External Relations Director Matt Nese filed comments this week on California Assembly Bill 45, currently being considered by the Assembly Elections and Redistricting Committee. The bill, which introduces a new reporting regime for donors who contribute $250 or more to newly defined “multipurpose organizations,” is really, according to Nese, “another disclosure Trojan Horse that […]

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CCP Chairman Bradley Smith Testifies Tomorrow Before Senate Judiciary Subcommittee about Campaign Finance Law Enforcement

CCP Chairman Bradley Smith Testifies Tomorrow Before Senate Judiciary Subcommittee about Campaign Finance Law Enforcement ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Tomorrow morning, CCP Founder and former FEC Chairman Bradley Smith will testify before the the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism, as part of a hearing on “Current Issues in Campaign Finance Law Enforcement.” The […]

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Legal Director Dickerson to Testify Before NY Attorney General

CCP Legal Director Allen Dickerson will be appearing this morning at a hearing before New York’s Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on  Charity Disclosure Regulations. Dickerson will be speaking at 11 am at 250 Broadway, 19th Floor, Room 1923, New York, NY on the constitutional issues surrounding non-profits and current and proposed disclosure regulations. His prepared comments specifically […]

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Brad Smith part of NCSL Panel Thursday, Dec. 6

CONTACT: Sarah Lee, Communications Director, 770.598.7961 ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Center for Competitive Politics founder and former Federal Election Chairman Bradley Smith will take part in a panel hosted by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) on Campaign Finance in a Post-Citizens United World, Thursday, Dec. 6th from 3:15 – 4:45 pm in the Washington Hilton’s Gunston Room. Sponsored […]

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