August 06,2020

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Wyden Reaction to Lawsuit Against NRA

Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today issued the following statement in reaction to New York Attorney General Letitia James’ lawsuit against the National Rifle Association:

“The New York attorney general’s lawsuit builds on my investigation's findings that NRA officers have used the organization for personal gain. The NRA has become nothing more than a piggybank for leaders and insiders, which is why I called for an IRS audit of the NRA last year. Attorney General Letitia James appears to have taken the NRA’s abuse of its tax-exempt status far more seriously than the IRS. There’s no excuse for the IRS to sit on its hands while purported charities use tax-exempt resources to finance insiders’ lavish lifestyles and business ventures.”