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Mako Introduces Bill to Extend Military Family Relief Program Check-Off
HARRISBURG – Rep. Zach Mako (R-Lehigh/Northampton), who also serves as a U.S. Army helicopter pilot in the Pennsylvania National Guard, recently introduced legislation to extend the Military Family Relief Program check-off box on state tax forms for another four years.

“As a member of the military, I know firsthand the many sacrifices families endure when a loved one is deployed,” said Mako. “This program helps meet immediate needs for food, shelter, clothing and medical care for those stateside. The last thing a deployed serviceman or servicewoman needs is to be concerned about whether basic needs are being met for family members at home.”

House Bill 984 would extend the tax check-off until Jan. 1, 2022. The Military Family Relief Program provides financial assistance to armed forces personnel and their families, including the National Guard and Reserves. Assistance available under the program is offered during active duty status. The program is funded by the tax check-off and was first initiated in 2005. It has been extended three times since then. Currently, the program is set to expire on Jan. 1, 2018.

The 183rd District includes South Whitehall (part), Washington and Whitehall (part) townships and Slatington Borough in Lehigh County. It also consists of Allen, Lehigh and Moore (part) townships, and North Catasauqua, Northampton and Walnutport boroughs in Northampton County.

Representative Zachary Mako
183rd Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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