Charity | Hurricanes derail Congress from dealing blows to nonprofits
by Joel Belz
Posted 12/24/05, 12:00 am
Charitable organizations of all kinds and all sizes-including hundreds of evangelical Christian groups-are breathing a sigh of relief. A dreaded piece of federal legislation that would have made life harder for nonprofits seems to have been derailed.
Along the way, many conservative groups have found themselves battling a long-time friend-Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), primary sponsor of the unpopular legislation. Only the force and fury of two giant hurricanes, Katrina and Rita, could slow down the powerful senator.