AshLee Strong, Doug Andres

WASHINGTON—House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 3823, the Disaster Tax Relief and Airway Extension Act of 2017. The House passed this legislation under a rule today after the Democrats’ blocked the legislation under suspension on Monday:

“Today, the House acted to deliver tax relief to Americans affected by the devastating hurricanes over the past month. Right now, our fellow Americans are suffering—especially the people of Puerto Rico. When crisis hits, every dollar counts and so does every minute. The legislation we passed today will help hurricane survivors get the resources they need. This is just one piece of the aid we are sending to Puerto Rico. Congress continues to work with the administration to make sure the people of Puerto Rico are getting additional help. Additionally, this bill ensures that proper air traffic safety measures are in place. I look forward to the Senate passing it quickly so the president can sign this important bill into law.”

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