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Top GOP Senator won’t rule out gas tax hike for infrastructure upgrades

Top GOP Senator won’t rule out gas tax hike for infrastructure upgrades

The Hill
BY MELANIE ZANONA
10/31/17 04:35 PM EDT 

The Senate’s No. 3 Republican left the door open on Tuesday to raising the federal gasoline tax to pay for infrastructure improvements — an idea currently being considered by the White House, but one that has repeatedly run into a buzz saw of opposition on Capitol Hill.

“I’m not ruling out anything at this point,” Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), chairman of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, told reporters. “I think we need to keep our options open in terms of how we get that done.”

“We have members who are open to all ideas about how to pay for [infrastructure],” he added... FULL ARTICLE

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