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Rep. Kevin Brady Doesn't Rule Out SALT Deduction in Tax Bill

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Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas (Tom Williams/AP)

By    |   Wednesday, 29 November 2017 03:18 PM

The state and local income tax deduction could be at least partly revived for the tax code overhaul, according to Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas.

"We just continue to explore ways to make sure that we provide tax relief to families regardless of where they live," Brady said Wednesday, according to Roll Call. "That's a commitment I've made to lawmakers in high-tax states, and I'm going to continue to work to improve it."

Three Republican congressmen from California, Reps. Darrell Issa, Tom McClintock, and Dana Rohrabacher, were among 12 congressman who voted against the House tax bill because of concerns about the loss of that deduction, Roll Call reported.

Rep. Tom Reed, R-N.Y., also confirmed the deduction was on the table again.

"I think having a natural conversation about the income tax at the local level is good," Reed said Wednesday, according to Roll Call.

Rohrabacher said he was "anxious" to hear about plans to revive the deduction.

"They know that as they calculate everything out that that provision ensures that the people of California, at least in my district, will have a major increase in tax law," according to Roll Call.

"If they want to try to do something about it, I'm happy to take that, and I'd be happy to take a look at what they've got," Rohrabacher added. "It would make a lot of difference to me."

Rep. Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y., said passing a tax bill is a "big driver" for Republican leaders.

"There's going to be more votes ahead in order to get a bill to the president's desk, and they're going to want to have enough votes to be able to pass their bill," Zeldin told Roll Call.

Rep. Pete King, R-N.Y., said Wednesday on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" it did not appear the deduction would be restored before the legislation goes up for a vote. He said he was concerned at how quickly the measure was being readied, noting that during Ronald Reagan's presidency, "they spent two years putting together a tax bill."

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Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, said Wednesday the state and local income tax deduction could be at least partly revived for the tax code overhaul, if it is needed to get the votes in the Senate.
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