September 4, 2008
Paying It ForwardÂ â€” and Back
Nonprofit leaders worry as Congress rethinks tax breaks for donors and other charity policies
Like many members of Congress, Rep. Xavier Becerra — a Democrat who represents a largely Latino district of Los Angeles — is worried about the federal deficit and how to find money for social programs like providing health care to millions of uninsured children.
But Mr. Becerra, a member of the Ways and Means Committee, which oversees tax issues, regularly zeroes in on a government expense that has huge implications for nonprofit groups — the