House Ways and Means Committee chairman Dave Camp, R-Mich., has written to Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew and Internal Revenue Service commissioner John Koskinen asking for all documents pertaining to the proposed changes in rules for organizations applying for tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(4) of the Tax Code.

The IRS and the Treasury issued proposed regulations last November in an effort to settle the controversy that erupted over the discovery that it was using terms such as “Tea Party,” “Patriot,” “Progressive” and “Occupy” to screen applications from political groups for 501(c)(4) tax-exempt status (see Treasury and IRS Issue Guidance or 501(c)4 Tax-Exempt Social Welfare Organizations).

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