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Secretary Pete backtracks on a mileage tax as funding for the infrastructure bill

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President Joe Biden’s infrastructure plan could reportedly cost up to $4 trillion, and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has alternately been musing about and dismissing a mileage tax to help fund it. 

In a CNBC interview on Friday, Buttigieg said that while sources of funding for infrastructure are still being discussed, a mileage tax “shows a lot of promise” as a source of funding for Biden’s next massive bill. However, he shut down the idea of a mileage tax just three days later in an interview on CNN. 

“That’s not part of the conversation about this infrastructure bill,” Buttigieg details ⇒

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