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Secretary Chao: Fuel Tax a ‘Topic of Discussion’ During Infrastructure Policy Talks

Secretary Chao: Fuel Tax a ‘Topic of Discussion’ During Infrastructure Policy Talks

Transport Topics
Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 2, 2019 5:00 PM, EDT

Responding to whether the federal fuel tax should be raised to help fund the country’s corridors, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao acknowledged the funding approach garnered interest during negotiations of a comprehensive infrastructure bill.

“That has certainly been a topic of discussion. And the president has talked about it; certain Republicans and Democrats,” Chao said June 26 at an event hosted by the Heritage Foundation in Washington.

“It’s a larger issue connected to what are we going to do in our infrastructure bill. Let’s decide on that first and then we will also come to how are we going to fund it; how are we going to pay for it. How are we going to finance it. There’s lots of different ways,” Chao added... FULL ARTICLE

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