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Republicans and the White House are reportedly discussing a gas tax hike to fund infrastructure plan

Republicans and the White House are reportedly discussing a gas tax hike to fund infrastructure plan

CNBC.com
Tom DiChristopher
Published 2:54 PM ET Thu, 1 Feb 2018  
Updated 4:30 PM ET Thu, 1 Feb 2018

White House economic advisor Gary Cohn and Republican lawmakers on Thursday discussed hiking the federal tax on gasoline in order to pay for an infrastructure plan, according to political news website Axios.

The Trump administration will soon release its plan to generate $1.5 trillion in infrastructure spending and streamline the permitting process.

Rep. Bill Shuster of Pennsylvania pressed fellow conservatives to consider upping the federal gas tax in a meeting with Cohn during a Republican congressional retreat, a source who attended the gathering tells Axios... FULL ARTICLE

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