The House of Representatives unanimously passed legislation that would give tax relief to the families of military personnel, as well as help volunteer firefighters and emergency medical responders.

HR 3997, the Heroes Earnings Assistance and Relief Tax, or HEART, Act of 2007, passed the House on a vote of 410 to 0. The legislation provides $2 billion in tax relief for military families, including the Earned Income Tax Credit, as well as low-interest home loans for veterans. It also makes the tax and pension provisions permanent for military families.

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