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Sen. Michael Bennet on Adding Disaster Mitigation Legislation to Biden's Jobs Plan

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO) on the Senate floor.

The U.S. Senator reintroduced legislation that seeks to help families and business owners recoup losses after wildfire and extreme weather events.
The Shelter Act would create a first-of-its-kind disaster mitigation tax credit for working families and small business owners in disaster-prone areas.

Currently, Americans can receive federal tax relief after a disaster, but there is no incentive to prepare for future threats. Bennet's bill, co-sponsored with Louisiana Republic Sen. Bill Cassidy, would change that. Bennet first introduced the Shelter Act in 2019.

KVNF Radio in Paonia spoke to him about it on Thursday, June 3.

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Mark Duggan provided online production of this story for KSUT.

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