January 15, 2013

Boustany Reappointed Head of House Nonprofit Oversight Panel

Rep. Charles Boustany—a Louisiana Republican who started holding a series of hearings on nonprofit issues last year—has been reappointed chairman of the House Ways and Means oversight subcommittee.

The announcement was made today by Rep. Dave Camp of Michigan, chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, which oversees tax-exempt organizations.

Mr. Boustany was re-elected to Congress after winning a runoff election last month that was required by state law because no candidate had won a majority of votes in the November contest.

He held a hearing in July on charities with complicated operations like a profit-generating arm and in May on issues including oversight of universities and hospitals.

Mr. Boustany told The Chronicle last year he was concerned that the IRS had not been aggressive enough in monitoring charity abuses.

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