More House Democrats voice concerns about Biden infrastructure plan

More House Democrats voice concerns about Biden infrastructure plan


A growing number of moderate House Democrats are raising objections to parts of President Biden’s mammoth $2.3 trillion infrastructure package — as lawmakers on both sides of the aisle continue to voice their disapproval with raising taxes to pay for the tremendous expense.

“When you’re borrowing money for current consumption versus borrowing money for investment it’s a different thing,” House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) told the Wall Street Journal Monday, noting that he would support a gas and diesel tax increase, as well as more borrowing, to pay for the plan.

Rep. Andy Levin (D-Mich.), however, said he would not support raising the gas tax or upping electric vehicle revenue, arguing they hurt individuals in lower-income brackets.

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“Gas taxes are regressive in terms of who pays them, and on the other hand we need to create incentives to move towards [electric vehicles], So I think a miles traveled tax does not give people incentives to

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