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house Bill H.R. 3823

Tax Relief for Hurricane Victims, Reauthorizing the FAA and Expiring Healthcare Programs

Argument in favor

Many Americans are suffering in the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria and the least the federal government can do is offer them much needed tax relief. The FAA & several healthcare programs also need reauthorizing before the end of September.

Christian 's Opinion
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09/26/2017
Of course we need all of the items listed in this bill but unfortunate that we have to group so many things in one piece of legislation. Sloppy and deceptive
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Mancos's Opinion
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09/26/2017
So typical that the FAA issue is attached to this bill. Time to pass a law that doesn't permit more than one issue in a single piece of legislation.
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tj49er's Opinion
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09/27/2017
Is there any question on this one??? YES! I agree with everyone else! Lumping so many things on bills is disingenuous and sneaky. This entire practice needs to STOP. Not only does it lump unrelated items, it makes bills so freaking long no one can possibly read the whole thing before a vote. It also makes representatives look bad when they vote yes/no because of one item in the bill. Many times their vote is taken out of context.
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Argument opposed

The main components of this bill — disaster tax relief, reauthorizing the FAA & healthcare programs, and reforming flood insurance — should be debated on their merits individually and not cobbled together as a must-pass Frankenstein bill.

Taylor's Opinion
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09/26/2017
Separate these out in to separate bills. Of course I want to help the hurricane victims but what else is hiding in this bill that they're hoping we won't notice?
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Megan's Opinion
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09/27/2017
Too much at stake on one bill. Would love to help out the hurricane victims, but this piece of legislation encompasses too much to say yes to.
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TuckerWantsLiberty's Opinion
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09/27/2017
One bill, one issue. Separate these. Yes to tax relief. No to everything else. If you vote yes to tax relief AND extending programs, you're voting to increase the debt, which inevitably means higher taxes in the future. Yes to lower taxes (in fact, make the tax relief universal and permanent), but lower spending with it.
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    Of course we need all of the items listed in this bill but unfortunate that we have to group so many things in one piece of legislation. Sloppy and deceptive
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    Separate these out in to separate bills. Of course I want to help the hurricane victims but what else is hiding in this bill that they're hoping we won't notice?
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    Too much at stake on one bill. Would love to help out the hurricane victims, but this piece of legislation encompasses too much to say yes to.
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    One bill, one issue. Separate these. Yes to tax relief. No to everything else. If you vote yes to tax relief AND extending programs, you're voting to increase the debt, which inevitably means higher taxes in the future. Yes to lower taxes (in fact, make the tax relief universal and permanent), but lower spending with it.
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    So typical that the FAA issue is attached to this bill. Time to pass a law that doesn't permit more than one issue in a single piece of legislation.
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    Time to stop! Let's take a vote one by one, then riders put into these bills will be exposed. Let's talk about how Trump is holding up the help for American citizens to pass this bill! People will die because he wants to play games. If Moore gets elected senator I would retire.
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    Whether items are hidden in bills or not, they should have their own Bill. Items cannot ride the coattails of other items that are most likely to get approved.
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    Is there any question on this one??? YES! I agree with everyone else! Lumping so many things on bills is disingenuous and sneaky. This entire practice needs to STOP. Not only does it lump unrelated items, it makes bills so freaking long no one can possibly read the whole thing before a vote. It also makes representatives look bad when they vote yes/no because of one item in the bill. Many times their vote is taken out of context.
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    This bill has too many things included in it. Vote on each issue separately. Yes we want to help victims of the hurricanes, but I also see a reduction to Medicare. Our population is growing, we need to increase Medicare, not reduce it.
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    I want to help everyone affected by the hurricanes. But there are too many items in this bill. Seems suspect. Separate them out to vote on individual items.
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    I don't trust congress. Therefore I prefer each issue be debated and agreed upon separately. Americans didn't cause this anti-government sentiment. Some elected officials make me feel like voting for CHIMPS next election cycle. Hey... GREAT IDEA! And THEY would probably do a better job!
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    According to the article in the Washington Examiner listed above, this bill EXCLUDES disaster funding for the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Relief in the form of tax deductions and credits does not equally address the needs of everyone recovering from hurricane damage and since Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands don't participate in the federal personal income tax system where this relief comes from (they have their own tax system) they receive nothing from this bill even though they are American citizens. Please vote no.
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    These issues are not related and should not be lumped together.
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    each bill should be submitted and voted on independently, if cannot stand the light
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    All of the issues stated in this bill are important. They deserve individual consideration since they involve different agencies. By all means, we must help Americans who have been adversely affected by the hurricanes and storms. It must be done thoughtfully, and with specific intent.
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    Typically I would say yes to the disaster relief, but because of all the other add-ons to this bill that involve tax breaks and healthcare changes, no.
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    Need more info Completely unrelated items in same bill Smells fishy
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    I am very weary of "aid bills" that disguise other issues. An aid bill is strictly for aid and should be passed as such with no attached different issues or "pork". We pay Congress a lot of money and benefits to sit on their duffs and whine that it would be quicker and more advantageous (to whom?) to ramrod as many issues in a piece of legislation as possible? As we have seen in the past, this attitude is not only disingenuous, but lazy. Get moving.
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    They're combining these to meet a hidden agenda. Separate them so hurricane tax relief is handled separately from
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    No. these are needed, debate and vote on them individually. It is an absolute joke to attempt to compile such unrelated renewals into one bill.
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