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House Dem dismisses paying for infrastructure by rolling back Trump tax law

House Dem dismisses paying for infrastructure by rolling back Trump tax law

The Hill
BY NAOMI JAGODA - 03/05/19 01:38 PM EST     

Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) signaled on Tuesday that he thinks there are better ways to pay for an infrastructure package than a rollback of the GOP tax law.

Blumenauer told reporters that it would be "complex" to link infrastructure with major changes to the tax code.

"I think of all the ways that we could have to fund the rebuilding and renewing of America, I think that is fraught with peril," said Blumenauer, a senior member of the House Ways and Means Committee, which has jurisdiction over taxes.

Blumenauer spoke to reporters one day before the Ways and Means Committee holds a hearing about infrastructure. According to the congressman, there are tentative plans to devote time on the House floor to infrastructure in late spring... FULL ARTICLE

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