Congressional opposition is heating up against a White House tax panel's recommendation to reduce the home mortgage deduction.

Eight Republican members of the House Ways and Means Committee - Reps. Jerry Weller of Illinois, E. Clay Shaw and Mark Foley of Florida, Wally Herger of California, Kevin Brady of Texas, Nancy Johnson of Connecticut, Ron Lewis of Kentucky, and Eric Cantor of Virginia - sent Treasury Secretary John Snow a letter opposing the idea.

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