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Ryan Says Gas Tax Hike Won't Happen

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House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis. (AP)

By    |   Wednesday, 07 March 2018 10:39 PM

House Speaker Paul Ryan squashed any talk of raising the gas tax Wednesday, saying it would reverse the benefits of the recent tax reform law.

According to The Hill, Ryan joined Americans for Prosperity for a phone call on tax reform that was open to the public.

"Well, we're not going to raise gas taxes, so I don't foresee that as a problem," Ryan said. "We're just not going to do that here.

"There are some people who are talking about that, but the last thing we want to do is pass historic tax relief in December and then undo that, so we are not going to raise gas taxes."

There has been talk about raising the gas tax, which currently stands at 18.4 cents per gallon for unleaded fuel, to 25 cents to help fund infrastructure projects. The tax on diesel fuel is 24.4 cents per gallon.

President Donald Trump has mentioned the idea, as has Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and other Republicans.

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Squashing any talk of raising the gas tax Wednesday, House Speaker Paul Ryan said it would reverse the benefits of the recent tax reform law, The Hill reported.
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