MURPHY, BLUMENTHAL SLAM SENATE REPUBLICANS FOR BLOCKING ACTION TO HELP RESTORE TAXPAYERS’ SALT DEDUCTION

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) slammed Senate Republicans for rejecting efforts to allow states like Connecticut to help restore the SALT deduction for taxpayers. The Congressional Review Act (CRA) Resolution of Disapproval that failed the Senate yesterday would have nullified the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) rule blocking states’ efforts to provide relief for families negatively impacted by the Republican Tax Bill’s cap on SALT deduction.

“American taxpayers have been hurt enough by the Republican tax scam, but today, Republicans in the Senate doubled down on their harmful, partisan strategy. After the GOP tax bill devastated taxpayers in states like Connecticut, the Trump Administration poured salt in their wounds by blocking state efforts to minimize the damage. After today’s vote, it’s clear that our Republican colleagues still care more about corporate tax write-offs than their own constituents.” wrote the senators.

Murphy and Blumenthal are both original co-sponsors of the resolution rejected by the Senate Republican majority. They are also co-sponsors of the Stop the Attack on Local Taxpayers Act, which would fully restore the SALT deduction.

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