U.S. Representatives Young Kim (CA-40), Josh Gottheimer (NJ-05), Andrew Garbarino (NY-02) and Anna Eshoo (CA-16) re-launched the bipartisan SALT caucus for the 118th Congress to advocate for tax relief for their constituents and Americans across the nation hurt by the current cap on state and local tax (SALT) deductions, cut taxes and help make life more affordable for millions of middle-class families.
Rep. Kim was a co-chair and founding member of the bipartisan SALT Caucus in the 117th Congress.
“Californians in my district and across my state have been burdened enough by high state taxes and rising costs of living and housing. They shouldn’t be hurt even more for state and local tax costs at the federal level,” said Rep. Young Kim, SALT Caucus Co-Chair. “There are many of my colleagues on both sides of the aisle from states across the country whose constituents are unfairly hurt by the current cap on SALT deductions. I am proud to help once again create the bipartisan SALT caucus of like-minded members so we can bring relief to middle class families in our districts. I am committed to doing all I can to have a seat at the table and work with my colleagues to ensure my constituents are treated fairly.”
“Plain and simple: restoring SALT will get more dollars back into the pockets of hard-working families who are already struggling with high costs.” said Rep. Josh Gottheimer, SALT Caucus Co-Chair. “I’ve heard the arguments from the far right and I’ve heard the arguments from the far left. But what they miss every time is that restoring the SALT deduction will lower taxes for millions of real, everyday, middle-class families who we represent. I literally hear about it every single time I’m out in Jersey. At the grocery store, at the post office, at our schools from parents, when I’m visiting a police station: people are always asking about SALT.”
“As tax day approaches, it marks another year of my constituents getting the short end of the stick because it’s another year that they’re not able to deduct the entirety of their state and local taxes,” said Rep. Andrew Garbarino, SALT Caucus Co-Chair. “In my community there are teachers, firefighters, and police officers whose property taxes alone far exceed the $10,000 cap. These are hard-working, middle-class Americans who are being double taxed and penalized for living in a high cost, high productivity area. We on the SALT Caucus stand together, united and committed to finding a bipartisan fix to an injustice that affects working class Americans across the country.”
“The cap on the SALT deduction is an attack on the middle class, raising taxes on 200,000 families in my Congressional District,” said Rep. Anna Eshoo (CA-16), SALT Caucus Co-Chair. “Prior to the 2017 tax law, my constituents claimed an average deduction of $63,083, and as a co-chair of the bipartisan SALT Caucus, I’m firmly committed to restoring this vital deduction for Californians.”
Founding members of the SALT Caucus include:
- Rep. Young Kim (CA-40), SALT Caucus Co-Chair
- Rep. Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5), SALT Caucus Co-Chair
- Rep. Andrew Garbarino (NY-2), SALT Caucus Co-Chair
- Rep. Anna Eshoo (CA-16), SALT Caucus Co-Chair
- Rep. Katie Porter (CA-47), SALT Caucus Vice-Chair
- Rep. Mike Garcia (CA-27), SALT Caucus Vice-Chair
- Rep. Jamie Raskin (MD-8), SALT Caucus Vice-Chair
- Rep. Tom Kean, Jr. (NJ-7), SALT Caucus Vice-Chair
- Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-9), SALT Caucus Vice-Chair
- Rep. Anthony D’Esposito (NY-4), SALT Caucus Vice-Chair
- Rep. Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11), SALT Caucus Vice-Chair
- Rep. Michael Lawler (NY-17)
- Rep. Jerrold Nadler (NY-12)
- Rep. Nick LaLota (NY-1)
- Rep. Jimmy Panetta (CA-19)
- Rep. Brad Schneider (IL-10)
- Rep. Patrick Ryan (NY-18)
- Rep. Julia Brownley (CA-26)
- Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-3)
- Rep. Andy Kim (NJ-3)
- Rep. Sean Casten (IL-6)
- Rep. Nicole Malliotakis (NY-11)
- Rep. Judy Chu (CA-28)
- Rep. Ted Lieu (CA-36)
- Rep. Marc Molinaro (NY-19)
- Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (DC)
- Rep. John Larson (CT-1)
- Rep. Jimmy Gomez (CA-34)
- Rep. Rob Menendez (NY-8)
- Rep. Brian Higgins (NY-26)
- Rep. Danny Davis (IL-7)
- Rep. Gregory Meeks (NY-5)
- Rep. Michelle Steel (CA-45)
The Democrats should ask the Republicans, who are going to increase the deficit by this action, to identify the “pay fors” for this proposal. Republicans want to cut taxes, but seem to be blind about the deficits they create. Trump caused the national debt to increase at a rate 4 times faster than his predecessor or the person he lost to in 2020.
Has the OC Breeze considered changing its name to the Young Kim Breeze?
Such a busy RINO!
The limitation on SALT deductions on our Federal Income taxes was given to us by and only by Republicans in 2017 and effective in the 2018 tax year. Democrats, multiple times, tried to add an amendment to other legislation to increase or eliminate the SALT deduction cap started by Republicans. No support was ever given by Republicans to the amendments. Now that Republicans can introduce the same legislation and get credit for it, they are now all for it. If Republicans really want to reduce our taxes, they can let us refile our taxes from 2018 to 2022 and get all that money back we paid as Californians. I would receive over $20K that Donald Trump and Republicans took away over that 5-year period.
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