Sen. Blackburn Proposes 'Tax Free Alternative' to Biden's 'Infrastructure' Agenda

Sen. Blackburn Proposes 'Tax Free Alternative' to Biden's 'Infrastructure' Agenda

Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) is offering an alternative to President Biden’s multi-trillion dollar American Jobs Plan, which he casts as an “infrastructure” proposal, hoping to demonstrate that it is possible to improve the country’s infrastructure “without implementing the largest tax hike in nearly three decades or adding $2 trillion to our federal deficit.”

Blackburn, alongside Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS) and Rep. David Kustoff (R-TN), is promoting the “Paving the Way for Rural Communities Act of 2021,” which she says will improve the nation’s infrastructure without enacting the massive tax hikes required to make Biden’s vision a reality. The proposed legislation will “make it easier to repair America’s roads and bridges by removing burdensome government regulations that are adversely targeted towards rural areas,” per the press release.

It identifies federal laws, including the National Environmental Policy Act, the National Historic Preservation Act, and the Endangered Species Act, as adding

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