Newsletter from Representative Cory Gardner
Congressman Cory Gardner


:: FROM THE DESK OF CONGRESSMAN GARDNER::

Jump-starting Economic Development

On Thursday, I introduced legislation to jump-start economic development in rural and urban areas. The Philanthropic Facilitation Act would make it easier for foundations and other philanthropic organizations to contribute financially to job creators across the country. The bill works by streamlining the approval process that determines eligible recipients of charitable investments.

 

Under current law, foundations must make charitable expenditures each year in order to keep their tax status.  My legislation would expedite the current process for Internal Revenue Service (IRS) rulings on whether or not an investment to a low-profit entity would count towards their yearly expenditures.  It streamlines the process by directing IRS to respond within a certain timeframe, and all foundations wanting to make an investment in the same entity would be able to rely on the IRS determination. 

 

Many of our rural areas continue to face declining populations because of dwindling job prospects.  This bill will help encourage investment in rural communities by cutting government red tape and providing new opportunities for businesses.  Private organizations are ready and able to invest in critical employers in rural areas, but are too often held-up by government approvals. This bill will unleash investment by removing redundant and harmful government roadblocks.

The bill has received bipartisan support.

Video: Bipartisan Bills to Make Government Work

Earlier this week, I joined Rep. Peter Welch on MSNBC to discuss our bipartisan Energy Efficiency bill and No Labels.

Click on the image or here to watch.

Upcoming Town Meetings

I will host three town meetings the week of August 5th, 2013. 

 

WHAT: Morgan County Town Hall Meeting

WHEN: Monday, August 5th from 10:00 - 11:00AM

WHERE: Morgan County Courthouse, 231 Ensign Street, Fort Morgan; Basement

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WHAT: Washington County Town Hall Meeting

WHEN: Monday, August 5th from 1:00 - 2:00PM

WHERE: Washington County Event Center, 552 West 2nd Street, Akron

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WHAT: Logan County Town Hall Meeting

WHEN: Wednesday, August 7th from 9:30 - 10:30AM

WHERE: Logan County Courthouse, 315 Main Street, Sterling; 2nd Floor

 

Fall Semester Internships

 

We’re looking for interns for the fall semester in my Washington, D.C. office. Click here for more information about the program and to apply.

 

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CONGRESSMAN CORY GARDNER
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