Tax bill no longer includes Johnson Amendment repeal: report

The Hill Finance 7 months ago

A proposal to repeal the Johnson Amendment in the GOP tax bill has been blocked by the Senate parliamentarian, according to a new report.

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) said Thursday night that the Senate parliamentarian had blocked the repeal of the amendment, which would have let churches endorse candidates for office.

The Wall Street Journal first reported the news. The repeal was originally added to the bill last month.

The 1950s-era law also bars 501(c)(3) nonprofits from engaging in certain political activities.

President Trump vowed to repeal the amendment during the 2016 presidential campaign, saying it would "give our churches their voice back." 

—This breaking news story will be updated.

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