They are saying they will not vote for a House infrastructure bill that does not get rid of the limit Republicans imposed on the deduction’s in the 2017 tax bill….
….Dozens of Democrats have said they won’t support Biden’s proposed changes to the tax code without restoring the unlimited federal deduction for state and local taxes that the GOP eliminated in its 2017 tax-cut plan. And on Tuesday, a powerful group of House Democrats — all but two members of the New York delegation — sent a letter to their leaders demanding that unfettered state and local tax deduction be a part of any tax-related bills the chamber takes up.
“I think we’re building momentum and we’re continuing to build momentum,” Rep. Tom Suozzi (D-N.Y.), an organizer of the letter, said in an interview Tuesday.
Sen. Angus King (I-Maine), who caucuses with Democrats, conceded that the SALT deduction could be an obstacle to getting the infrastructure bill through. “Certainly there are some members that are very concerned about it,” he said. “It directly and negatively impacted my state and other states.”
Restoring that deduction isn’t entirely a non-starter for the White House, but it would cost tens of billions of dollars a year, forcing compromises elsewhere. And those competing demands offer a glimpse at the months-long road ahead for Democrats as they draft another enormous bill that — unlike Biden’s first pandemic aid package — will be a complex, time-consuming unity test for party leaders….