A group of Republican senators has introduced legislation to prevent the Internal Revenue Service from finalizing for one year proposed regulations governing how much political activity tax-exempt 501(c)4 social welfare organizations can legitimately conduct.

Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., and Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., introduced S. 2011, the Stop Targeting of Political Beliefs by the IRS Act, on Tuesday. The bill is co-sponsored by 37 additional senators, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ken., and Senators John Cornyn, R-Texas, John Thune, R-S.D., and Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, the ranking Republican on the Senate Finance Committee.

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