U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci, R-Ohio, speaks in Independence, Ohio in this 2014 file phto. Churches should have the First Amendment right to endorse political candidates and still keep their tax-free status, say House Republicans, who have quietly tucked a provision into a sweeping spending bill that would deny the IRS money to enforce the 63-year-old law prohibiting such outright politicking from the pulpit.
U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci, R-Ohio, speaks in Independence, Ohio in this 2014 file phto. Churches should have the First Amendment right to endorse political candidates and still keep their tax-free status, say House Republicans, who have quietly tucked a provision into a sweeping spending bill that would deny the IRS money to enforce the 63-year-old law prohibiting such outright politicking from the pulpit. Mark Duncan AP
U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci, R-Ohio, speaks in Independence, Ohio in this 2014 file phto. Churches should have the First Amendment right to endorse political candidates and still keep their tax-free status, say House Republicans, who have quietly tucked a provision into a sweeping spending bill that would deny the IRS money to enforce the 63-year-old law prohibiting such outright politicking from the pulpit. Mark Duncan AP

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