Immediate Call to Action on H.R. 1

Posted by National Association of Charitable Gift Planners on Nov 9, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Fast-Moving Tax Reform Legislation to Clear Key House Committee Today While Senate Leaders Plan to Unveil Their Reform Bill

(11-9-2017) Both the House and Senate are actively considering major tax reform legislation this week and next, which will dramatically alter tax incentives for charitable giving. As a result of this fast-moving legislation, CGP is asking all members to contact their Members of Congress today and tomorrow to advocate for a universal charitable deduction. Given all that’s at stake, the time to act is now. 

The Committee on Ways & Means has been voting on amendments to H.R. 1 all week and is expected to give final approval to the bill at some point today. The legislation will then head to the House floor for votes next week.   

Also taking place tomorrow, Senate leaders will unveil a draft of their tax reform legislation, which will then be considered by the Finance Committee starting Monday. 

CGP is asking each member to:

  1. Call their Representative TODAY and ask that they contact the Ways & Means Committee to request they add a universal charitable deduction to H.R. 1. 

  2. Call their two Senators TODAY and TOMORROW and ask that they contact the Finance Committee to request they include a universal charitable deduction in the Senate tax reform bill.

Background Information

Talking Points for Calls

Members can find the contact information for Representatives and Senators on CGP’s Advocacy Page under Resource Links.


Topics: Advocacy, Tax Reform