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Biden Discussed Gas Tax in Infrastructure Meeting, Lawmaker Says

April 12, 2021, 9:11 PM

President Biden discussed the potential for a 5-cent gas tax in an Oval Office meeting with lawmakers Monday about his infrastructure plan, New Jersey Democratic Rep. Donald Payne Jr. tells reporters.

  • Biden is focused on supporting the Gateway project, a rail tunnel between New York and New Jersey, says Payne, the chairman of the House Transportation Subcommittee on Railroads
  • Payne says several Republicans had issues with parts of Biden’s infrastructure and tax plan and Biden made it clear he’s willing to discuss concerns
  • Payne also says Biden was open to one Republican’s suggestion for electric vehicles to pay a tax ...