U.S. Chamber Calls for 25 Cent Gas Tax Increase

AGC CEO Addresses Group
On Jan. 18, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce called for increasing the federal gas tax by 25 cents as part of its recommendations for an infrastructure package announced at its “America’s Infrastructure Summit: Time to Modernize” event.  In addition to increasing the gas tax, the Chamber’s recommendations include leveraging more public and private resources, streamlining the permitting process, and expanding the workforce to build the infrastructure. AGC CEO Steve Sandherr was asked to participate in the event and shared the association’s efforts to address the workforce challenges facing the construction industry.
AGC has been sharing a similar plan – An Agenda to Rebuild Our Infrastructure & Our Workforce – with Congress and the administration and looks forward to working with the U.S. Chamber and other stakeholders to ensure an infrastructure plan is enacted that provides increased funding and financing, streamlines the environmental permitting process and helps address the construction industry’s workforce challenges.
For more information, contact Sean O’Neill at oneills@agc.org.


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