President Joe Biden won’t accept any infrastructure plans that would index the gas tax, including the proposals floated Thursday by Utah Republican Sen. Mitt Romney and Delaware Democratic Sen. Tom Carper.
A source familiar with the negotiations told the Washington Examiner Thursday evening that the president was explicit in his communications with lawmakers that he would not sign any bill that calls for indexing the gas tax or instituting a mileage tax for electric vehicles.
Biden promised on the campaign trail not to raise taxes on people earning less than $400,000 a year. The president has maintained that promise throughout the infrastructure negotiations and still views both proposed user fee hikes as major red lines for violating that pledge, the source added.
Romney and a bipartisan group of nine other senators — including Louisiana Republican Bill Cassidy, Maine Republican Susan Collins, Alaska Republican Lisa Murkowski, Ohio Republican Rob Portman, Hew