Trump endorses 25-cent gas tax increase: Reports

Trump endorses 25-cent gas tax increase: Reports

President Trump said he could support a 25 cent increase in the federal gas tax during a Wednesday meeting with lawmakers, according to reports.

The White House is refusing to confirm the reports, and a spokeswoman reaffirmed the administration’s position that “everything is on the table” when it comes to paying for Trump's infrastructure plan, and said those details would be left to Congress.

Some Republicans have said they would support a gas tax hike.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce recently called for the Trump administration and Congress to raise the gas tax by 25 cents per gallon to help pay for an infrastructure package, projecting it would generate more than $375 billion over a decade.

The Republican chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Rep. Bill Shuster of Pennsylvania, prodded colleagues at the recent GOP retreat to consider setting aside years of opposition and raise the tax.

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