White House turns to Congress for ideas on infrastructure funding

The White House has proposed to spend $200 billion more in infrastructure but remains unsettled on how to pay for the investment, despite President Trump’s hints of an increase in the federal gas tax, his transportation chief said Tuesday. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao told a House committee that there has been “no resolution [within the administration] on how to pay for this proposal.” “I think the good news is . . . that everything is on the table and this administration is open to considering all revenue sources,” Chao told the House Transportation Committee. “We need the help and counsel of the Congress on this.”

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Source: Washington Post

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