Congressman Vargas Pushes For Philippines Charitable Giving Assistance Act

Washington, DC - Today, Congressman Juan Vargas (CA-51) issued the following statement after supporting H.R. 3771, the bipartisan Philippines Charitable Giving Assistance Act, of which he is an original cosponsor. This legislation would incentivize American assistance to the Philippines’ relief efforts by allowing donations made before March 1, 2014 to be deducted on 2013 taxes.

“As the Philippines continues to rebuild in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, it is clear that our work to help this community is not over,” said Rep. Vargas.  “I am proud to have cosponsored the Philippines Charitable Giving Assistance Act as it will encourage Americans to continue aiding efforts to restore the devastated areas and care for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan.”

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