A group of 32 U.S. representatives sent House Speaker John Boehner a letter urging tax relief for the victims of Super Storm Sandy. The letter cited tax relief legislation passed in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina as the basis for the passage of similar tax relief legislation in the aftermath of Super Storm Sandy. The letter urged the adoption of the Hurricane Sandy Tax Relief Act of 2012 (H.R. 6682) which was introduced during the 112th Congress. If adopted this Act includes a temporary, additional $250 million in new markets tax credit allocation authority for investments in areas affected by Super Storm Sandy.