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AFP, Freedom Partners: We Can Improve Nationís Infrastructure Without Americans Payin

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AFP, Freedom Partners: We Can Improve Nationís Infrastructure Without Americans Payin

03.14.19 03:49 AM

Arlington, VA Ė*Americans for Prosperity (AFP) and Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce today urged*congressional lawmakers*to explore more fiscally-sensible policies to address our nationís infrastructure issues without forcing Americans to pay more at the pump by increasing*the federal gas tax. The letter follows recent calls by lawmakers and other organizations for a 25-cent federal gas tax hike to pay for new infrastructure spending. Read the full letter here. In a letter delivered to each member of Congress, AFP Chief Government Affairs Officer Brent Gardner and Freedom Partners Executive Vice President Nathan Nascimento wrote the following: ďCongress has an opportunity this year to institute major reforms to our federal infrastructure funding system that would improve outcomes, target spending toward critical projects, and streamline much-needed maintenance and construction projects.* A more modern and efficient infrastructure will allow people and goods to move where needed, both safely and economically, contributing to an effective and well-functioning system of free enterprise. Ö ďInfrastructure spending at the federal level has expanded in recent decades well beyond its proper scope.* This expansion has sent federal dollars away from our nationís core roads and bridges and left federal infrastructure accounts, like the Highway Trust Fund, seemingly underfunded.* But, as […]

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