Statement of Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen in opposition to H.R. 1

“The people of New Jersey already carry an extremely heavy tax burden.  They need and deserve tax cuts.  Unfortunately, H.R. 1 caps the federal deduction for state and local taxes (SALT) which will lead to tax increases for far too many hardworking New Jersey families.  This legislation will also damage our state’s housing market and business environment.

“I had hoped to be able to vote for a pro-growth tax bill.  However, H.R. 1 forces New Jersey residents to pay for tax cuts for residents in other states. I voted ‘No’!”