Letter from U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer to IRS Director Lois Lerner

This is a letter from U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer to IRS Exempt Organizations Director Lois Lerner, dated May 12, 2010.

On March 23 of that year, Luetkemeyer had sent a letter to IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman conveying the concerns of his constituents regarding HSUS’s significant lobbying activities as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt group.

In this particular letter, Luetkemeyer refers to a May 5, 2010 conversation between himself and Lerner about these concerns, and attaches additional information about HSUS’s activities.

Luetkemeyer writes:

The attached information unquestionably demonstrates that HSUS invests a substantial amount of time and money in political campaigns and attempts to influence specific legislation, a clear and direct violation of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.