- Associated Press - Thursday, March 26, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - The U.S. House of Representatives has passed legislation to help people making donations to the families of two slain New York City police officers.

It would extend the tax deadline for donations to groups supporting the families of Wenjian Liu (WEHN’-jihn LOO’) and Rafael Ramos (rah-fy-EHL’ RAH’-mohs).

Any donation made before April 15 could apply to 2014 tax returns.

Congressional staff members said the legislation passed the House by unanimous voice vote late Wednesday.

It’s expected to go before the Senate in the next day or two.

The House sponsors are New York Democrat Hakeem Jeffries and Republican Peter King.

Liu and Ramos were shot to death December 21 in Brooklyn.

They were posthumously promoted to detective.

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