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Fuel tax hike back in focus as lawmakers talk infrastructure (ARTICLE & VIDEO)

Fuel tax hike back in focus as lawmakers talk infrastructure (ARTICLE & VIDEO)

FOX Business
By Brittany De Lea
Published May 06, 2019

President Trump is looking to move ahead with a $2 trillion infrastructure overhaul, but the big question now is how the initiative will be funded.

Democratic leaders said last week they reached an agreement with Trump for a $2 trillion infrastructure initiative. They are expected to meet again in the coming weeks to discuss funding options.

Last year, Trump reportedly indicated support for an increase in the federal fuel tax to help pay for the plan – an idea that is once again bubbling up in the nation’s capital.

New York Republican Rep. Chris Collins told The Hill that he supported “doubling” the gas tax. He also said he supported doubling airline passenger fees to as much as $9, from the current $4.50... FULL ARTICLE & WATCH VIDEO

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