"White House Turns To Congress For Ideas On Infrastructure Funding"

"The White House has proposed to spend $200 billion more in infrastructure but remains unsettled on how to pay for the investment, despite President Trump’s hints of an increase in the federal gas tax, his transportation chief said Tuesday.

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao told a House committee that there has been “no resolution [within the administration] on how to pay for this proposal.”

“I think the good news is . . . that everything is on the table and this administration is open to considering all revenue sources,” Chao told the House Transportation Committee. “We need the help and counsel of the Congress on this.”"

Ashley Halsey III reports for the Washington Post March 6, 2018.


"Trump Wants Gateway Tunnel Project Left Unfunded, Chao Tells House Panel" (Washington Post)

"Democrats Would Reverse Some Tax Cuts To Fund Infrastructure" (AP)

"Democrats To Unveil $1 Trillion Infrastructure Plan, Seek Reversal of GOP Tax Cuts To Finance It" (Washington Post)

"Trump Steel Tariffs Will Make Construction, Infrastructure Projects More Expensive" (Curbed)

"Senate Republicans Cast Doubt on Trump’s Infrastructure Plan" (Bloomberg)

Source: Washington Post, 03/07/2018