Nov 9, 2017 - Politics & Policy

Senate GOP plan won't change mortgage interest deduction

Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, president pro tempore of the Senate, arrives in a secure area. Photo: J. Scott Applewhite / AP

The Senate Republicans' tax plan, expected to be unveiled later Thursday, won't change the mortgage interest deduction, per the AP, citing a Senate GOP source "familiar" with the details on the pitch.

Why it matters: That's a concession to the real estate industry, which opposed the House GOP proposal — which cut the cap for mortgage interest deduction from $1 million to $500,000 — over concerns that change could hurt the housing market.

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