Norton to Host Press Conference with Mayor Bowser and Local Leaders on House Republican Tax Plan’s Harmful Impact on D.C. and Other Localities
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) will host a press conference to highlight the House Republican tax reform bill’s (H.R. 1) harmful impact on the District of Columbia today, Monday, November 13, 2017, at 11:00 a.m., at the House Triangle (SE Corner of U.S. Capitol). Norton will be joined by District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser, Alexandria Mayor Allison Silberberg, National League of Cities, National Association of Counties, the African American Mayors Association, and Americans Against Double Taxation (AADT). Among Norton’s top priorities is preserving State and Local Tax Exemption (SALT) deductions, used by 40 percent of D.C. taxpayers, which would be repealed by the House bill for state and local income and sales taxes. The House bill would also cap SALT deductions for property taxes at $10,000 per year.
“House Republicans are rushing through a massive tax cut bill that will leave District residents with the highest tax increase in the nation,” Norton said. “The House bill is a giveaway to corporations and the wealthiest 1 percent at the expense of hardworking, everyday Americans. It is particularly insulting to D.C. residents, who already pay the highest federal taxes per capita in the United States. However, the District has many allies in this fight. If enough of us, like our coalition at tomorrow’s press conference, work together, we can get a better product.”