Editor’s note: Representatives Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-09), Tom Suozzi (NY-03), Josh Gottheimer (NJ-05), and Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) released the following statement on passing critical SALT relief in the Build Back Better Act.
Today, we voted to finally fix the harmful State and Local Tax (SALT) deduction cap and cut taxes for middle class families. Since it was implemented in the 2017 Republican Tax Hike Bill, the cap has unfairly double taxed families across the country and worked to defund our states’ critical priorities.
The bill we just passed in the House would effectively eliminate the impact of the SALT cap for virtually every family we represent, putting money back in the pockets of hardworking, middle class families in New Jersey and New York. Simultaneously, it will ensure our communities are able to make the critical investments we need, like funding the best public schools in the nation and supporting our law enforcement and first responders.
This is a huge win for our constituents, and we could not be more honored to have fought for and delivered it for them.