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Trump urges GOP to consider a 25-cent hike in the gas tax

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Trump backs 25-cent-a-gallon gasoline tax hike: senator

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WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump endorsed hiking the federal gasoline tax by 25 cents a gallon in a meeting with lawmakers on Wednesday about funding his infrastructure spending proposal, a Democratic lawmaker said.
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Trump backs 25-cent gasoline tax hike: congressional aides

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WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump endorsed a 25-cent hike in the federal gasoline tax in a meeting with lawmakers on Wednesday about funding his infrastructure spending proposal, congressional aides said.
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Trump Will Back 25-Cent Increase in Gas Tax, Congressional Aide Says

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President Donald Trump told lawmakers he would support a 25-cent increase in the federal gasoline tax to pay for his plan to upgrade U.S. public infrastructure, a congressional aide said.
Oregon Representative Peter DeFazio, the top Democrat on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, who was in Trump's meeting with a dozen Democratic and Republican lawmakers, said the president also told them he would be willing to increase the amount of federal spending beyond the $200 billion he is seeking for the infrastructure program.
Trump previously has said he would consider raising...
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Trump shows willingness to raise fuel taxes

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President Donald Trump is signaling his openness to a 25-cent fuel tax increase to help pay for his infrastructure proposal in a meeting with members of Congress. Sen. Tom Carper...
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Trump is reportedly open to hiking the gas tax to pay for his giant infrastructure plan

Trump is reportedly open to hiking the gas tax to pay for his giant infrastructure plan

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President Donad Trump reportedly told lawmakers in a White House meeting that he is open to increasing the gas tax to pay for his giant infrastructure plan.
The federal gas tax has not been increased since 1993, when it was bumped to 18.4 cents per gallon of unleaded fuel.
A White House official declined to discuss what came out of a closed-door meeting, but said "the gas tax has its pros and cons."
President Donald told lawmakers he would be open to an increase in the gas tax in order to help pay for his infrastructure plan, a report said.
According to Jonathan Swan at Axios, Trump said...
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Source: Trump endorsed 25-cent gas tax hike in White House confab

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President Donald Trump signaled support for a 25-cent gas tax increase to help pay for infrastructure at a meeting with lawmakers Wednesday, a source in the room told POLITICO. Trump told members he would lead on promoting a 25-cent hike to the federal levy, the source said. A second source familiar with the meeting said Trump backed the concept. The White House refused to comment on the meeting, but noted he's said "everything is on the table" when it comes to his infrastructure package. "The gas tax has its pros and cons, and that's why the president is leading a thoughtful discussion on...
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