House approves bipartisan disaster tax credit bill

By Andres Picon | 05/22/2024 06:21 AM EDT

Lawmakers from both parties signed a petition to secure Tuesday’s vote.

Rep. Greg Steube (R-Fla.).

Rep. Greg Steube (R-Fla.) during floor debate Tuesday. House Television

The House passed a disaster relief bill Tuesday with broad support after lawmakers forced leaders to schedule a vote.

The chamber approved H.R. 5863, the “Federal Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2023,” 382-7. It was a major victory for Rep. Greg Steube (R-Fla.), who, in a rare feat, amassed enough signatures to force the roll call.

The bill passed the House in January as part of a $78 billion tax reform package, but that legislation has been bogged down in the Senate over unrelated tax provisions.


Steube filed what is known as a discharge petition on April 30, and by May 15 had the requisite 218 signatures to trigger a stand-alone vote.