SALT in the wound: New York Republicans stage House floor revolt over tax deal

A group of centrist Republicans staged a short-lived rebellion on the House floor on Tuesday, threatening to halt action in a bid to gain leverage over the bipartisan tax deal making its way through the lower chamber. 

Four New York Republicans threatened to tank a procedural vote to protest GOP leaders’ decision not to include relief for state and local taxes paid, known as SALT, in the tax bill under consideration in the House. Republican leaders kept the vote, which was for a rule on unrelated immigration legislation, open for more than 30 minutes, far longer than the five minutes it was initially allotted, as they met with the holdouts in the House chamber to persuade them to change their votes. 

The Republicans — Reps. Mike Lawler (R-NY), Andrew Garbarino (R-NY), Nick LaLota (R-NY), and Anthony D’Esposito (R-NY)
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