Partisan Disagreements Persist Over Infrastructure Funding Mechanism

The leaders of the congressional committees tasked with crafting an infrastructure policy bill continue to disagree over a sustainable approach for ensuring the country’s transportation network is funded long term.

While Republicans express support for a vehicle-miles-traveled fee and other alternatives, Democrats on the transportation panels champion the first fuel tax increase since the Clinton administration.

The partisan rift threatens efforts to advance an infrastructure measure, which House leaders want to take up before August.