It appears the Republican tax reform plan will include a compromise when it comes to the highly-debated proposed elimination of the State and Local Tax deductible. On a conference call, Rep. Tom Reed, R-NY, told reporters a proposal that would preserve the deduction for state and local property taxes but eliminate the state income tax deduction is gaining traction.

Reed and Congressman Chris Collins were the only Republican members from New York state to support the passage of a House spending bill that paves the way for the tax reform package. Their votes, which turned out to be critical, have drawn the ire of a number of Democrats including Gov. Andrew Cuomo who recently penned an editorial calling them modern-day “Benedict Arnolds.”

While Collins and Reed have been supportive in general of the tax overhaul, they have not overtly supported the elimination of the so-called SALT deductible. In fact, Collins applauded news that the property tax deduction would likely be restored.

“I am pleased that (House Ways and Means Committee) Chairman (Kevin) Brady has agreed to keep the SALT property tax deduction in the new tax reform legislation,” he said in a statement Monday. ” It goes to show you that leadership does listen to the concerns we as members point out.  Now, New York taxpayers are poised for a big victory when federal tax reform provides them with more money in their pockets and better economic opportunity.  It’s time for Andrew Cuomo to follow our lead and deliver comprehensive tax reform when it comes to the state income and property taxes New Yorkers pay.”

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer, however, called the compromise “half-baked.” He said the majority of SALT deductions for middle-class families in New York state are from income taxes.

“Keeping the property tax deduction, but eliminating the state income tax deduction, will still hurt a huge numbers of taxpayers who take SALT in New York,” he said. “This plan is damaging to New York and should be resoundingly rejected by every House member from this state. Republicans are so devoted to providing tax giveaways to the wealthy and big corporations, that they go searching for pay fors in the pockets of the middle class. They should scrap this emerging framework and work with Democrats in a bipartisan way to reform our tax code.”

Critics of the SALT deduction argue it penalizes taxpayers in lower-taxed states while rewarding higher-taxed states like New York and California. House Republicans plan to release the full text of the tax bill Wednesday.