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House Passes Bill Allowing FEMA Disaster Aid For Churches

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A bill that would allow houses of worship to receive federal disaster aid easily passed Wednesday in the House of Representatives.

 The “Federal Disaster Assistance Nonprofit Fairness Act” was passed under suspension of the rules, which meant it needed a two-thirds vote for passage. It easily met that threshold with 354 members voting in favor and only 72 voting against the bill. The bill will have to be passed in the Senate and signed by the president for it to become law.

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