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SALT Cap Comes Back to Haunt GOP With Key Tax Writers Losing Their Seats

  • Roskam, Paulsen blasted for limiting property tax deductions
  • Some New York GOP members who voted against tax law still lost
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At least six House Republicans in high-tax states lost their seats Tuesday, defeated in part by voter frustration over the GOP tax law’s new cap on state and local tax deductions.

Two of the key players behind the tax overhaul -- Illinois’ Peter Roskam and Minnesota’s Erik Paulsen -- were among the six casualties. They sit on the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee, whose Republican bench has been wiped out by losses, as well as retirements.