Congressional Delegation United on Restoring ‘SALT’ Deduction, Fixing Infrastructure

Congressional Delegation United on Restoring ‘SALT’ Deduction, Fixing Infrastructure

Jun 2nd, 2021Times of San Diego

The five members of the San Diego County congressional delegation on Wednesday stressed the need to work together and appeared united in seeking to raise the “SALT” tax deduction limit and invest in infrastructure.

Democrats Sara Jacobs, Mike Levin, Scott Peters and Juan Vargas met in person for the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce‘s annual congressional conversation, while Republican Darrell Issa sent a video message.

“For 20 years, I’ve enjoyed being live at these events,” said Issa, who represents the 50th District in East County. “There’s a lot of work to be done together.”

He said it’s “time for the nation’s capitol to do work for people back home,” and said expansion of the cross-border trade port at Otay Mesa is a major infrastruction priority for him.

SALT — the state and local tax deduction — was limited to $10,000 under former President Trump’s 2017 tax law, forcing millions in California to pay more federal income tax.

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Infrastructure — Jacobs, who represents the 53rd District in central San Diego County, said infrastructure is truly a bipartisan issue among her constituents. “Regardless of their political affiliation, they know we need infrastructure investment,” she said. Peters said he hopes for Republican support of an infrastructure bill to show that “Congress can actually work together.”

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