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Sat Nov 4, 2017, 10:03 PM

Welcome to the D.C. suburbs, where the GOP tax plan could really hurt.

'House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi visited Rep. Jamie B. Raskin’s Maryland congressional district Saturday morning, ground zero for affluent homeowners who could take a financial hit under the House Republicans’ tax plan.

Pelosi stood on a North Bethesda elementary school stage in front of supporters holding signs that said, “Save the middle class,” “Stop the GOP tax plan” and “#Billionairesbudget.”

Raskin’s district is one of three in the capital region — along with districts in Virginia represented by Reps. Gerald E. Connolly (D) and Barbara Comstock (R) — that share a dubious honor: a higher percentage of residents who claim the state and local income tax deduction than anywhere else in the nation, according to Government Officers Finance Association data.

The benefit is one of several that would take a hit under the GOP plan unveiled last week, a top priority for President Trump and House leadership.

All three districts are home to lots of highly educated, two-income households and pricey real estate, economically and culturally distinct from much of the nation’s heartland.'>>>


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