Schumer Statement on Chairman Brady’s Plan to End Deductibility of State Income Tax

October 31, 2017

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement after House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady said the GOP tax plan will end state income tax deductions:

“Chairman Brady is now making clear that the Republican tax plan will double tax the income of millions of Americans. If any American needed more proof this bill would be a boon for the wealthy at the expense of the middle class, they should look no further than this provision.

“Republicans are so devoted to providing tax giveaways to the wealthy and big corporations, that they go searching for pay fors in the pockets of the middle class. Republicans should scrap this emerging framework and work with Democrats in a bipartisan way to reform our tax code.”