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Biden Rebuff on Gas Tax Casts Doubt on Infrastructure Deal (2)

June 18, 2021, 9:11 PM

The White House reiterated President Joe Biden’s opposition to indexing the gasoline tax to inflation to help pay for an infrastructure plan, raising new questions about the viability of a bipartisan compromise emerging in the Senate.

“After the extraordinarily hard times that ordinary Americans endured in 2020 -- job losses, shrinking incomes, squeezed budgets -- he is simply not going to allow Congress to raise taxes on those who suffered the most,” White House spokesman Andrew Bates said in a statement.

A bipartisan group of 21 senators has been working to finish a $579 billion infrastructure proposal to counter ...

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