The U.S. House voted Friday to permanently extend the individual tax cuts in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act from 2017, giving many Republicans a chance to tout the law as they prepare to leave Washington to campaign.
According to The Hill, Republicans in blue states, including New Jersey, opposed the measure because it would make permanent the 2017 law’s $10,000 cap on the state and local tax deduction. The measure passed 220-191, with three Democrats voting for it and 10 Republicans against it.
“House Republicans, with the support of Trump, want to make the tax cuts permanent both because they think it’s good policy and because they think it will benefit them politically,” writer Naomi Jagoda said. “They see it as a way to highlight strong economic numbers and to force Democrats to go on the record about extending tax provisions that benefit middle-class taxpayers.”