White House Again Opposes Raising Gas Tax Amid Infrastructure Debate

"The White House has reiterated its opposition to raising the gas tax in a new statement issued Friday as lawmakers negotiate an infrastructure proposal.

The Biden administration indicated that it considers raising the gas tax, including indexing it to inflation, a tax on low- and middle-income Americans.

“The President has been clear throughout these negotiations: he is adamantly opposed to raising taxes on people making less than $400,000 a year. 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,” said White House spokesperson Andrew Bates in a statement."

Rachel Frazin reports for The Hill June 18, 2021.

Source: The Hill, 06/21/2021