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Senate Passes Legislation To Help West Webster Families

The U.S. Senate fast-tracked legislation to help the victims and families of the West Webster tragedy.
The U.S. Senate fast-tracked legislation to help the victims and families of the West Webster tragedy. 

Mike Chiapperini and Tomasz Kaczowka were killed last Christmas Eve when a gunman set his house on fire and shot them when they arrived on scene. Ted Scardino and Joseph Hoftstetter were also injured. Hundreds of thousands of dollars were raised for the West Webster Fire Department. But due to IRS code, the department cannot give the money to the families. This legislation will change that. Senator Chuck Schumer says he is thrilled to have the Senate's support. 

"It's very good news for the families of West Webster who lost loved ones and had injured fire fighters. It's also good news for the fire department itself  because it will not lose its tax exempt status," he said.

The legislation passed unanimously in the Senate. Schumer says he expects it to pass in the House as well. 
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