The Senate has approved a bill offering more than $1.2 billion in tax relief to veterans and military families.

It will now be submitted to President Bush for signing. H.R. 6081, the Heroes Earning Assistance and Relief Tax Act, won passage after the House approved it earlier in the week. The HEART Act includes tax cuts for members of the military who are receiving combat pay, saving for retirement or purchasing homes. It also helps civilian employers of military men and women keep jobs available for soldiers who are called to active duty.

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