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Rep. Delgado Votes to Create Jobs, Cut Taxes, and Lower Costs for Upstate Communities

November 19, 2021

Delgado Secures Commitment from President Biden on SALT Deductions for Upstate New Yorkers

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representative Antonio Delgado (NY-19) voted to pass the Build Back Better Act, a bill that will cut taxes and lower costs. In the wake of the pandemic, the rising cost of child care, health care, and housing, necessitates that Congress act now for working families across upstate.

Rep. Delgado's vote came after his successful efforts to ensure the Build Back Better Act included a significant increase to the SALT deduction cap, lowering taxes for upstate communities. The President sent Rep. Delgado a letter thanking the Congressman for his work to champion a SALT fix and committing to making this provision a priority.

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This legislation also includes a down-payment on Rep. Delgado's Rebuild Rural America Act, which delivers federal resources directly to rural communities.

“Today, I voted to lower costs, cut taxes for working families, and secure investments for our rural communities,” said Rep. Delgado. “I worked with President Biden to ensure this bill included an increase in the SALT deduction cap, which will lower the tax burden for upstate New Yorkers. This legislation makes critical investments in the future for all of us in upstate New York. I now encourage the Senate to move this process forward.”

The full text of President Biden's letter can be found below:

The Honorable Antonio Delgado

House of Representatives

Washington, D.C.

Dear Representative Delgado,

Thank you for your advocacy in the House of Representatives to rebuild our economy in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and provide meaningful tax relief for Americans across the country.

I appreciated our productive conversation about the Build Back Better Act and your strong support for addressing the tax burden imposed on New Yorkers by the 2017 partisan tax law. I know that you have been a champion for fixing the current cap on the state and local tax (SALT) deduction since coming to Congress. You made it clear in our conversation that your constituents need meaningful tax relief from the SALT deduction cap. And though it was not in my original proposals, the Build Back Better Act now includes a sustainable long-term reform of the SALT deduction. I am committed to continuing our work together to deliver on this and all our shared priorities in the Build Back Better Act.

Thank you again for your advocacy and your commitment to growing our economy for small businesses and supporting working families. I look forward to our continued work together to serve the American people.

Sincerely,

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