RELEASE: Gottheimer Statement on Ways and Means Committee’s Extreme Tax Bill Markup and their Failure to Restore SALT Deduction

Gottheimer: “Moocher States Rise Again”

Jun 13, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, June 13, 2023, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5), Co-Chair of the bipartisan SALT Caucus, released the following statement on the House Ways and Means Committee’s extreme tax bill markup:

“The Moocher States are rising again — expecting to line their Red State pockets with federal tax dollars paid by Blue States. Today, extremists on the House Ways and Means Committee refused to restore the SALT deduction. That is an insult to millions of hard working middle-class families who continue to face double taxation and higher taxes — and, it’s an insult to all the Democrats and Republicans who represent Blue States.    

I helped pass four bills out of the House to restore SALT, and help cut property and state taxes for Jersey families. But, all four times, the Senate Red Staters blocked the tax-cutting legislation. I’m sick and tired of these Red States treating New Jersey and other Blue States like their piggy bank. We’re paying everyone else’s tab for their roads, bridges, and law enforcement.”

During a House Financial Services Committee hearing today, Gottheimer questioned U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on the SALT deduction. Secretary Yellen said that SALT has had a disparate impact on different states. That means Moocher Red States are continuing to stick it to Blue States. Jersey families are facing double taxation and higher taxes without the SALT deduction.

Watch Gottheimer’s questioning HERE.


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