Sunday, December 30, 2007
US House of Representatives Introduces Resolution Recognizing "Congressional Philanthropy Caucus"
On December 13, 2007, Representative Walter Jones (R-NC) introduced H. Res. 874, which recognizes the establishment in July 2007 of the Congressional Philanthropy Caucus. Here is an excerpt from the Resolution:
Whereas philanthropy is a uniquely American phenomenon and one that is
spreading rapidly around the world;
Whereas Americans gave a record $295,000,000,000 dollars to charities in
2006, according to Giving USA 2007;
. . .
Whereas Congress and the philanthropic sector must find a way to work
together to produce healthier communities, more educated children, higher
rates of employability and employment, decent housing, and compassion for
those who cannot compete: Now, therefore, be it
Resolved, That it is the sense of the United States House of
(1) Congress and the philanthropic sector should partner to
create a legislative and regulatory environment that enhances the
growth of philanthropy;
(2) the Congressional Philanthropy Caucus will help lawmakers
and congressional staff learn more about foundations and the role
these organizations play in our communities and around the globe;
(3) the Congressional Philanthropy Caucus will highlight
issues of mutual interest to both Congress and the philanthropic
(4) lawmakers are encouraged to join the Congressional
For the full text of the Resolution, see 110 H. Res. 874, which is available on Lexis at 110 H. Res. 874.