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Gottheimer, Kim, Garbarino, Eshoo re-launch bipartisan SALT Caucus to fight for tax relief for middle-class families

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representatives Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5), Young Kim (CA-40), Anna Eshoo (CA-16), and Andrew Garbarino (NY-2) Wednesday re-launched the bipartisan SALT Caucus for the 118th Congress — to restore the State and Local Tax deduction (SALT) to cut taxes and help make life more affordable for millions of middle-class families.

Since 2019, the House has passed legislation three times to restore the SALT deduction, and the Senate did not act.

“Plain and simple: restoring SALT will get more dollars back into the pockets of hard-working families who are already struggling with high costs.” said Gottheimer, SALT Caucus Co-Chair. “I’ve heard the arguments from the far right and I’ve heard the arguments from the far left. But what they miss every time is that restoring the SALT deduction will lower taxes for millions of real, everyday, middle-class families who we represent. I literally hear about it every single time I’m out in Jersey. At the grocery store, at the post office, at our schools from parents, when I’m visiting a police station: people are always asking about SALT.”

“Each year, the SALT deduction cap imposes an unfair double tax that raises the cost of living for New Jersey families by thousands of dollars, making it more difficult to afford to live in our state and stay here for generations,” said Sherrill (NJ-11), SALT Caucus Vice-Chair. “This cap targets the states that drive our country’s innovation and competitiveness as a result of strong investments in our public schools and workforce. As a leader and founding member, I am proud to re-launch the SALT Caucus for the 118th Congress to bring much-needed SALT relief to New Jerseyans and to improve affordability nationwide.”

“Affordability is top of mind for families across New Jersey who are still getting crushed by out-of-control inflation, compounded with sky-high taxes. Fully restoring the SALT Deduction is crucial to making a more affordable state and country. Now more than ever, it is important for families to keep more of their hard-earned money. I’m proud to join both Republican and Democrat colleagues in the effort to get this done,” said Rep. Tom Kean, Jr. (NJ-07).

“I’ve fought like hell to restore the full SALT deduction. This has been my number one priority from the moment the GOP tax scam robbed middle class families of this crucial lifeline they relied on. I’m far from alone. We are joining together to make abundantly clear to our colleagues that the SALT cap brutalizing our constituents needs to go yesterday. Any path to relief runs through Ways and Means. As New Jersey’s only member of our tax-writing committee, I will not rest until we get this done,” said Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-9).

The SALT Caucus consists of: 

  • Rep. Young Kim (CA-40), SALT Caucus Co-Chair
  • Rep. Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5), SALT Caucus Co-Chair
  • Rep. Andrew Garbarino (NY-2), SALT Caucus Co-Chair
  • Rep. Anna Eshoo (CA-16), SALT Caucus Co-Chair
  • Rep. Katie Porter (CA-47), SALT Caucus Vice-Chair
  • Rep. Mike Garcia (CA-27), SALT Caucus Vice-Chair
  • Rep. Jamie Raskin (MD-8), SALT Caucus Vice-Chair
  • Rep. Tom Kean, Jr. (NJ-7), SALT Caucus Vice-Chair
  • Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-9), SALT Caucus Vice-Chair
  • Rep. Anthony D’Esposito (NY-4), SALT Caucus Vice-Chair
  • Rep. Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11), SALT Caucus Vice-Chair
  • Rep. Michael Lawler (NY-17)
  • Rep. Jerrold Nadler (NY-12)
  • Rep. Nick LaLota (NY-1)
  • Rep. Jimmy Panetta (CA-19)
  • Rep. Brad Schneider (IL-10)
  • Rep. Patrick Ryan (NY-18)
  • Rep. Julia Brownley (CA-26)
  • Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-3)
  • Rep. Andy Kim (NJ-3)
  • Rep. Sean Casten (IL-6)
  • Rep. Nicole Malliotakis (NY-11)
  • Rep. Judy Chu (CA-28)
  • Rep. Ted W. Lieu CA-36)
  • Rep. Marc Molinaro (NY-19)
  • Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (DC)
  • Rep. John Larson (CT-1)
  • Rep. Jimmy Gomez (CA-34)
  • Rep. Rob Menendez (NJ-8)
  • Rep. Brian Higgins (NY-26)
  • Rep. Danny Davis (IL-7)
  • Rep. Gregory Meeks (NY-5)
  • Rep. Michelle Steel (CA- 45)

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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