Sen. Lee to Participate in Conference Call with Utah Charities

June 8, 2020

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee will answer questions during a conference call hosted by the Utah Nonprofits Association Monday, a call that will focus on what Congress can do to help charitable organizations cope with the challenges created by COVID-19.

“The Coronavirus continues to disrupt all of our lives, but it also presents three unique challenges to our nation's charitable organizations,” Sen. Lee said. “First, charitable organizations that help our most vulnerable communities are seeing increased demand for their services. Second, the virus has disrupted how many of these organizations deliver their services. And third, most charities have suffered a decline in donations as Americans have felt the financial pain of less work and unemployment.”

“Congress can help by allowing all taxpayers to claim a greater portion of the charitable deduction for tax years 2019 and 2020. This would help more Americans donate to charitable organizations.”

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