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BUDGET AND TAXES

ENGEL LEADS DONOR STATE DEMS IN INTRODUCING BILL TO REPEAL CAPS ON SALT DEDUCTIONS

01/11/19

Engel Leads Donor State Dems in Introducing Bill to Repeal Caps on SALT Deductions

Washington D.C.— Congressman Eliot Engel has introduced legislation to repeal one of the more onerous aspects of last year’s GOP tax law, the cap on State and Local tax deductions, or SALT.

The “State and Local Tax Deduction Fairness Act” introduced by Engel and cosponsored by 15 House Democrats from similar donor states, removes the cap on SALT deductions that had been included in the GOP tax bill. The inclusion of the caps will result in a tax increase for many middle-income families who will be limited in deducting their SALT payments. The law appeared to take particular aim at donor states like New York, which sends more money to the federal government than it gets back.

“There’s no other way to say it: New York and other donor states like New Jersey, California, Connecticut and Pennsylvania got screwed by the GOP Tax Scam,” Engel said. “We already pay more in taxes to the federal government than we get back. But now with these new limitations on SALT deductions, the GOP has added insult to injury by creating what amounts to a tax increase for many middle-class families, all to pay for a tax cut for big corporations and the top one percent. This injustice cannot stand. My colleagues and I agree that the cap on SALT deductions must be removed immediately and the GOP tax scam must also be repealed.”

The legislation is cosponsored by Democratic Members from California, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York:

California: Rep. Karen Bass, Rep. Gil Cisneros, Rep. Lou Correa, Rep. Ted Lieu, Rep. Brad Sherman, Rep. Norma Torres

New Jersey: Rep. Josh Gottheimer, Rep. Albio Sires

New York: Rep. Anthony Brindisi, Rep. Yvette Clarke, Rep. Brian Higgins, Rep. Greg Meeks, Rep. Max Rose

Pennsylvania: Rep. Brendan Boyle, Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon

Engel Statement on GOP Tax Scam 2.0

09/28/18

Congressman Eliot L. Engel issued the following statement on the passage of H.R.6760 in the House today

Engel Votes NO on Latest Trump Cuts

06/08/18

Yesterday, Congressman Eliot L. Engel voted against H.R. 3, a bill to cancel federal spending already approved by Congress

Engel Responds to President Trump's Budget Proposal and Infrastructure Plan

02/12/18

Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a top member on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following statement in response to President Trump's budget proposal

Engel Defends DREAMers, Votes NO on Budget Act

02/09/18

Congressman Eliot L. Engel issued the following statement on last night's budget vote