Bipartisan Senate Group Keeps Gas Tax Indexing Idea, for Now

June 14, 2021, 11:31 PM

A bipartisan group of 10 senators trying to hash out a compromise $1.2 trillion, eight-year infrastructure spending package retained the idea of indexing the national gasoline tax to a measure of inflation despite White House opposition.

Indexing the gas tax -- which hasn’t changed since a hike approved in 1993 -- remains part of the proposed compromise. Democrat Jon Tester of Montana said it’s “in until it is out,” while highlighting that the bipartisan group doesn’t yet have a full agreement on the infrastructure plan. Republican Bill Cassidy of Louisiana said if the Biden administration wants it out, it should ...

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