On Capitol Hill, Michigan Congressman Dan Kildee, a Democrat, said the president's long-awaited infrastructure plan falls short. "The president even offered to help provide the leadership necessary so that we could do something that has proven hard in the past".
He told lawmakers and senior White House officials that he endorses a gas tax hike, sources familiar with the meeting told Axios.
Conservative groups warned against the calls for a tax increase. The donation announced today in the White House briefing room comes a day after Trump released a plan to rebuild crumbling roads, bridges and ports.
The president repeatedly raised the prospect of a 25-cent hike for both the diesel and gasoline tax, said Sen.
"It's important to build roads and bridges", says Benjamin, but "it's also important to give people ladders of opportunity so they can earn a living and house their families and feed their families".
"He talked about having an infrastructure plan but what we got was really paper thin", he said.
The White House proposal is silent on what the administration would do about the Highway Trust Fund, which finances most highway and transit projects through the fuel taxes. He said there was discussion during the meeting about funding.
Republicans might not be so willing to go with a plan that shifts the infrastructure funding burden to state and local taxpayers, but some members of the GOP caucus are also loathe to raise federal revenues, especially the gas tax, which hasn't been increased in 25 years and now falls short of raising enough money for existing transportation programs.
Congress has transferred almost $140 billion to the Highway Trust Fund since 2008.
South Dakota Senator John Thune said the president's vision brings lots of money to rural communities, places that have been overlooked for years.
Netanyahu has claimed to be a victim of an overaggressive police force and a media witch hunt that has also targeted his family. Netanyahu was Prime Minister of Israel from 1996 to 1999 and resumed his post in 2009 .
With 40 more games a season still to be sold, the cost-per-game price is £9.3m, down from the current £10.2m. The Premier League said the two remaining live packages have interest from multiple bidders.
According to 9to5Mac who first noted the feature was live, you'll need iOS 11.2.5 and tvOS 11.2.5 for it to pop up on your device. The TV app News section now offers live news feeds from Bloomberg , CBS News, Fox News , CNBC , CNN , and Cheddar .
Oxfam said on Thursday it hired another man to work in Ethiopia a few months after he had been dismissed for misconduct in Haiti. She said the charity were now "checking whether there were any issues in Ethiopia while Gurpreet Singh was there".
An estimated 88 million roses will be delivered Wednesday, keeping florists across the nation on their feet this Valentine's Day . Well, this year, Lisa's Floral Expressions in downtown Pottsville is adding rainbow-colored roses to the mix.
Higuain would then miss 2 gilt-edged chances, one of them a penalty, as he royally messed up two chances to put the game to bed. Pochettino praised his team for their response to falling 2-0 behind inside 10 minutes away from home. "He was outstanding.
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She's racing in only the Daytona 500 and then the Indianapolis 500 in May before she retires as a race vehicle driver. She thinks she'll be fine but noted that when she announced her retirement in November she unexpectedly began to sob.
Doctors determined that the mom of seven has a rare condition known as Foreign Accent Syndrome , according to news station KNXV . "Everybody only sees or hears Mary Poppins", Myers, a former Texas beauty queen with seven kids, told KNXV-TV .
The Real Madrid hitman has hit seven goals in his last four outings but has struggled as Los Blancos have had a hard season. Zinedine Zidane , the Real Madrid coach, was France's hero when Les Bleus won the FIFA World Cup in 1998.
New Lego Kessel Run Millennium Falcon Unveiled
After finding its way online unofficially, a new hi-res version of the poster for Solo: A Star Wars Story has been released. Howard then retweeted the picture and answered why Favreau was hanging out.
This is one war Snapchat is winning over Facebook
The outside research firm eMarketer estimates that Facebook lost almost 2.8 million U.S. users younger than 25 years old in 2017. This is the first time eMarketer has predicted a decline in Facebook usage among 18- to 24-year-olds and those younger than 12.
BMW X4 luxury SUV revealed, starts at more than $51000
What materials you'll find inside the new X4 depend on which version you go for, but many features are shared with the latest X3. BMW has revealed the 2018 model of its "Sports Activity Coupe" or say SUV-coupe, the X4, with a host of significant updates.
McGirt returns to Riviera for Genesis Open
Adam Scott and Charl Schwartzel, two stars struggling for form, have found success here and could get back on track this week. And it's a trait Woods hasn't lost, despite not having won on the PGA Tour since 2013, as he battled various back injuries.
USA airstrike said to kill Russians
The strike was the second by the US against "pro-regime" forces since Wednesday, according to the USA military's Central Command. Some Russian lawmakers have called for legislation that would set rules fro private military contractors.