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SALT Inaction Risks Dooming Biden’s Agenda, House Democrats Warn

  • Suozzi, Sherrill say Senate needs to account for House wishes
  • SALT is one of several unresolved issues in Biden agenda
Nancy Pelosi
Nancy PelosiPhotographer: Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg

President Joe Biden’s economic agenda risks faltering in the House unless the final bill includes a large expansion of the state and local tax deduction, some House Democrats from high-tax areas have warned their Senate colleagues. 

The House-passed version of the Build Back Better Act expanded the cap of the state and local tax, or SALT, deduction to $80,000 from $10,000. Senate Democrats said that would provide too large a tax cut for the wealthy and want to scale back the write-off, though senators haven’t agreed on the details.