Last month, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that he and legislators in the New York State Assembly had agreed on a “5 Point Ethics Reform
Representative Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) has introduced the DISCLOSE 2012 Act, a more narrowly-tailored version of previous legislation aimed at increasing transparency in campaign finance.
Nonprofit organizations that conduct federal lobbying must be cognizant of at least two different definitions of lobbying in order to comply with applicable federal tax law and federal lobbying disclosure laws.
On June 7, 2011 the IRS announced that approximately 275,000 organizations automatically lost their tax-exempt status for failure to file required annual federal returns Form 990 or 990N for three consecutive years.
On January 20, 2011, almost one year to the day after the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Citizens United v. FEC, 130 S. Ct. 876 (2010), the Federal Election Commission (FEC) deadlocked 3-3 along party lines on a vote to move forward with proposed regulations to implement this decision.
On November 9, 2010, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) published its final rule on regulations implementing the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA).
On July 22, 2010, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) approved two advisory opinions formally recognizing independent expenditure committees for the first time.
On June 24, 2010, the United States House of Representatives passed H.R. 5175, known as the "Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections Act" or the "DISCLOSE Act."
House and Senate leaders yesterday released separate versions of the “DISCLOSE Act,” major campaign finance legislation meant as a response to the recent and controversial U.S. Supreme Court decision in Citizens United.
In its highly divisive 5-4 opinion in Citizens United v. FEC, the Supreme Court dramatically altered the framework regulating corporate speech during federal elections.