Entries by Michael E. Hartmann

Ways and Means’ Subcommittee Considers Changes in Law on Tax-Exemption, Foreign Funding, and Politics

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Subcommittee on Oversight members and hearing witnesses mull some potential reforms. During the U.S. House of Representatives’ Ways and Means Committee’s Subcommittee on Oversight held a hearing earlier today about the “Growth of the Tax-Exempt Sector and the Impact on the American Political Landscape,” members and witnesses considered some potential reforms of the law governing tax-exempt nonprofit […]

Higher Education’s “Donor Revolt”: A Conversation with ACTA’s Michael Poliakoff and Emily Koons Jae (Part 1 of 2)

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The American Council of Trustees and Alumni’s president and vice president talk to Michael E. Hartmann about philanthropic support of higher education and efforts to reform it—before and after October 7. The American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) was founded in 1995 to bring the voices of alumni and then trustees to the important internal and […]

House Hearing on Antisemitism and Terror Financing Considers Purpose and Practice of Charitable Tax Exemption

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Rep. David Schweikert: There are continuing congressional “conversations on charitable giving . . . and how we make sure it’s doing good in the world and not ultimately financing evil.” The U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee “has jurisdiction over the tax code” and must address “issues that have been laid bare in […]

The Clinton Foundation in Filthy Rich Politicians

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Matt K. Lewis’ new book highlights partisan politicians benefiting greatly—politically and even personally—from a tax-exempt, nonprofit, charitable organization.   The Daily Beast columnist Matt K. Lewis’ new book Filthy Rich Politicians: The Swamp Creatures, Latte Liberals, and Ruling-Class Elites Cashing in on America includes material on the funding and activities of the Clinton Foundation, an organization categorized as a […]