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Trump budget director says tax hikes are a deal breaker for infrastructure package

Trump budget director says tax hikes are a deal breaker for infrastructure package

Washington Examiner
by Nihal Krishan
February 12, 2020 02:17 PM

President Trump's budget director placed blame on Democrats for the lack of movement on a bipartisan infrastructure package, saying that the administration is opposed to Democrat-backed tax hikes or additional debt to pay for legislation.

Russ Vought, the acting director of Trump's Office of Management and Budget, said on Wednesday that Republicans want to cut federal government spending to pay for infrastructure, while Democrats want to roll back Trump's 2017 tax cut.

"I think your question reveals the problem with where we are on infrastructure, which is that we want to pay for it by providing spending cuts and reforms," Vought said in response to a question from Democratic Congressman Ro Khanna during a hearing on the administration's fiscal year 2021 budget proposal... FULL ARTICLE

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