Gas tax not on table in infrastructure talks as White House admits Biden ‘garble’

President Joe Biden raised the idea of a gas tax increase during a meeting with lawmakers only to then shoot it down, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said as she attempted to clean up what she referred to as a “garble.”

It followed reports that Biden suggested raising the tax as a way to pay for his $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan.

It triggered confusion after members of his administration had already said the tax would not be raised and repeated commitments from the president that no one earning less than $400,000 would pay more.

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