Fuel Tax Increase

In a meeting with lawmakers, President Trump signaled his openness to a 25-cent fuel tax increase to help pay for his infrastructure proposal.

The federal gas and diesel tax hasn’t seen an increase since 1993.

The plan could face opposition from Republicans, some of who may be worried about increasing the middle class’s tax burden, so soon after cutting taxes.

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