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Chairman Lewis Asks Charitable Organizations to Testify

July 24, 2007
Press Release

House Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Chairman John Lewis (D-GA) will hold an overview hearing on tax-exempt organizations, which will focus on charities and foundations described in Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3).  The hearing will take place tomorrow Tuesday, July 24, 2007, in the main Committee hearing room, 1100 Longworth House Office Building, beginning at 10:00 a.m.

The volunteers and organizations that make up the charitable community work day after day providing services to our communities that are critical to all Americans and essential to the well-being of our Country," Chairman Lewis said when announcing this hearing. “The Congress and the public must continue to support this community.  I look forward to beginning a dialogue about the important role charities play in American life.  The Subcommittee will continue its review of tax-exempt issues throughout the 110th Congress, including charities’ efforts to assist diverse communities and other specific areas of concern."

The list of potential includes: 

  • Steven T. Miller, Commissioner, Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division, Internal Revenue Service , tentative
  • Stanley J. Czerwinski, Director, Intergovernmental Relations, Strategic Issues, Government Accountability Office
  • Gregory D. Kutz, Managing Director, Forensic Audits and Special Investigations, Government Accountability Office
  • Diana Aviv, President and Chief Executive Officer, Independent Sector
  • Steve Gunderson, President and Chief Executive Officer, Council on Foundations