The House has unanimously approved legislation to give the military and other overseas service members equal access to the first-time homebuyer tax credit.

H.R. 3590, the “Service Members Home Ownership Tax Act of 2009,” passed by a margin of 416-0 on Thursday. The legislation was introduced by Charles Rangel, D-N.Y. Rangel survived a vote on Wednesday to be ousted from his chairmanship of the House Ways and Means Committee as a yearlong House ethics committee investigation again expanded (see Rangel Keeps Job Running Tax Committee).

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