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Congressman Gene Green

Representing the 29th District of Texas

Rep. Gene Green Statement on Hurricane Tax Relief Vote

September 28, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Representative Gene Green (D-TX) released the statement below after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 3823 – Disaster Tax Relief and Airport and Airway Extension Act of 2017 – to provide temporary tax relief for hurricane victims impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria:

“Our communities in Houston and Harris County are hurting and need immediate relief to rebuild and fully recover. Today’s bill is one part of Congress’s commitment to rebuilding our communities by allowing Harvey victims to access their retirement funds penalty-free, allowing victims to easily write off property losses caused by Harvey, providing a tax credit of up to $6,000 for employers who hire in a declared disaster area like Harris County, and incentivizing charitable giving by waiving deduction limits.”

“Today’s bill is a second step toward providing relief for families impacted by hurricanes in Texas, Louisiana, Florida, and Puerto Rico. The Texas Congressional Delegation is working on additional emergency funding for next month that will help ensure that victims receive the aid they need to be made whole.”