WASHINGTON (AP) — A leading House Republican is proposing a hearing on the possibility of the District of Columbia taxing people who work in the district but live elsewhere.
The district is barred under the Home Rule Act from imposing a commuter tax. But according to The Washington Post, Rep. Darrell Issa of California noted Thursday that the district is the only place in the country with such a restriction, and he says it’s worth examining in a hearing.
Issa did not explicitly endorse a commuter tax, but he said he thought it was a bad idea to give workers an incentive to live in Maryland or Virginia and commute to the district.
Issa chairs the House Oversight Committee, which oversees district government.
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