ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear issued this statement following reports that the White House is open to increasing the fuel tax to fund infrastructure:
"We support the President's big and bold vision for strengthening American infrastructure. Because it is a user fee, the fuel tax is the most conservative, cost-effective and viable solution to making that vision a reality. Ninety-nine cents of every dollar goes directly to road and bridge maintenance, and it doesn't add a penny to the deficit. There's a reason why Ronald Reagan twice signed this idea into law."
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