Federal - HR 5293

Universal Charitable Giving Act


December 3, 2019


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This legislation comports with the long-standing commitment of this nation to maximize the charitable generosity of its citizens. The universal charitable deduction in the Universal Charitable Giving Act would ensure that all taxpayers – regardless of income level – receive the benefits and incentives of the charitable deduction. 

Our Position



Tax incentives such as the Universal Charitable Giving Act’s charitable deduction for non-itemizers also enable people of faith to give more. The charitable contribution remains a win-win for all: Charities are able to channel more donations into direct services for the needy; the needy receive localized and personalized care; and the government saves money and can reduce the tax burden on its citizens.

Original Sponsor 1

Co-Sponsors 10

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  • June 29, 2020 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Timmons (R-S.C.)
  • March 31, 2020 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Steube, (R-Fla.)
  • March 11, 2020 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Stivers, (R-Ohio)
  • Jan. 27, 2020 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Rogers, M. (R-Ala.)
  • Dec. 11, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Lamborn, (R-Colo.)
  • Dec. 3, 2019 — Original cosponsor(s): 5

    Meadows, (R-N.C.)Norton, (D-D.C.)Tipton, (R-Colo.)
    Mooney, (R-W.Va.)Posey, (R-Fla.)
  • Dec. 3, 2019 — Read twice and referred to: House Ways and Means.Congressional Record p. H9221