Brooklyn Political Roundup, December 6: Donovan looking to add SALT to tax bill
In Public Service, From The Political Staff Of The Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Donovan fighting to add SALT to tax bill
U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan (R-C-Southwest Brooklyn-Staten Island), who voted against the tax cut bill recently passed by the House, has also voted against sending the tax reform proposal to a conference committee of the House and Senate. The committee will be working to work out the differences between tax cut bills passed by the two legislative chambers so that a single bill can be crafted and sent to President Donald Trump to sign into law.
Donovan’s objection to the conference committee is the same as his objection to the House’s original bill. He voted no, he said, because state and local tax (SALT) deductions have been eliminated. That’s going to hurt New Yorkers, he said
Donovan and fellow GOP lawmaker U.S. Rep. Peter King (R-C-Long Island) tried to convince the House Republican leadership to put SALT into the bill, but to no avail.