Ripon Advance: Congress heeds Curbelo’s call to advance targeted tax relief for hurricane victims
Congress approved legislation on Thursday supported by U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) to provide targeted tax relief to the victims of Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Maria.
The House passed the bill in the morning by a vote of 264-155 and the Senate approved the bill by unanimous consent that afternoon. The bill now heads to President Donald Trump to sign into law.
Curbelo, who represents the congressional district that was hit hardest by Hurricane Irma, is an original cosponsor of the Disaster Tax Relief and Airport and Airway Extension Act of 2017, H.R. 3823. The measure extends authorization for the Federal Aviation Administration for six months, and also provides families and communities tax relief on top of the $15 billion in disaster funding that was enacted earlier this month.
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