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Pelosi Urged to Address SALT Write-Off at White House Meeting

Sept. 22, 2021, 5:37 PM

House Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal is urging House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to address expanding the federal deduction for state and local taxes at a meeting on Wednesday afternoon with President Joe Biden, according to two people familiar with his thinking.

The discussion would bring Biden into a conversation he has so far avoided: how to address a politically important -- but expensive -- tax break that largely benefits higher-income households.

The state and local tax, or SALT, write-off has divided Democrats over whether to expand a measure that’s a boost to homeowners in Democratic strongholds including California, ...

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