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Gottheimer amendment passes committee requiring SALT testimony by Secretary of Housing & Urban Development

HUD in unique position to discuss SALT cap impacts on homeownership

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Yesterday, February 29, 2024, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer’s amendment passed in the Financial Services Committee on Thursday requiring the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to testify on the impacts of the SALT cap on homeownership in New Jersey and across the nation.

“The SALT deduction is the only deduction in the tax code that allows homeowners to deduct their property taxes and is essential for making life more affordable. It also helped encourage and preserve homeownership for lower-and middle-income homeowners, especially our seniors who are often on fixed budgets,” Gottheimer said. “Homeownership has long been a cornerstone of the American Dream. HUD’s mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities, and quality affordable homes for all. Assessing and testifying about the impacts that the SALT cap has had on the American residential housing market is well within that mission.”

Last month, Gottheimer questioned U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen during a House Financial Services Committee hearing about the disproportionate impact SALT has on hardworking Jersey families.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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