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Democrat Clyburn Urges Scrutiny of Impact of Lifting SALT Cap

April 20, 2021, 5:11 PM

Lawmakers should closely study who is benefiting from a deduction on state and local taxes, or SALT, before making changes to the tax break, the No. 3 House Democrat James Clyburn said.

Clyburn, who is in charge of rounding up votes to support his party’s legislation in the House, is facing a split among Democrats over whether President Joe Biden’s infrastructure and social spending package should also include a repeal of the $10,000 cap on SALT deductions, a key priority for Democrats from high-tax states.

“We have to take a look at exactly what we are doing here,“ Clyburn...

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