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Funding Infrastructure Plan With Fuel Tax Hike Not ‘Easy Lift’

March 8, 2019, 5:04 PM

Getting lawmakers to agree on funding an infrastructure package through a fuel tax increase won’t be easy, said staff on the House and Senate tax-writing panels.

An infrastructure plan is a priority for both congressional Democrats and Republicans and the White House, though there isn’t consensus yet on how to pay for it. A fuel tax hike has been floated as an option and it came up at a House Ways and Means Committee hearing earlier this week. But there are lawmakers on both sides of the aisle that have misgivings about that approach, aides said March 8 at...

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