May 15,2019

Wyden Statement on Latest Allegations of N.R.A. Self-Dealing

Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today released the following statement on the latest reporting on allegations of N.R.A. self-dealing:

“Nonprofit organizations are exempt from federal taxes so they can better contribute to society, not so their executives and board members can enjoy luxurious lifestyles and further personal business interests on the backs of taxpayers. Recent reporting detailing lavish spending by N.R.A. officials reinforces our Finance Committee investigation into allegations of self-dealing and raises serious questions about whether the N.R.A’s tax-exempt status should be revoked. Our investigation will add to this record when it’s complete.”