Will the Elections Affect U.S. Nonprofits?

from The Chronicle of Philanthropy:

Election Will Bring Changes to Congressional Oversight of Nonprofits

As voters prepare to head to the polls Tuesday, philanthropy experts are looking ahead to a new Congress that will probably shift the way it approaches legislation that is important to the nonprofit world.

With Sen. Charles E. Grassley, the body’s leading nonprofit watchdog, expected to take on a new role, they predict a less aggressive approach to charity regulation in the Senate. But with Republicans projected to win a majority in the House, charities could nonetheless face heightened scrutiny in some areas.

And, in an aggressive effort to close the country’s ballooning budget deficit, a Republican-led House could take aim at pet projects of the Obama administration that affect nonprofit groups or the tax exemption of nonprofit hospitals.