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Larson Calls For Pollution Tax To Rebuild Nation’s Infrastructure

November 28, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C.  – Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement after he gave the keynote address at a Brookings Institution panel discussion event titled: Can Tax Reform Include A Carbon Tax?.

“I want to thank the Brookings Institution for providing the opportunity to speak about my proposal to fund a robust infrastructure package with a pollution tax. This fully-paid for proposal would be an investment that would target our roads, bridges, levees, tunnels and rail lines so we can improve commerce, provide jobs, and ultimately improve the economy. It was refreshing to have an open dialogue on constructive solutions to some of our nation’s most pressing problems, including tax reform, job creation, rebuilding the country and reducing pollution. I urge Congress to get back to regular order, so we can have discussions like the one we had today, focused on practical solutions,” said Larson.

Recently Larson recently introduced the America Wins Act, a $1 trillion investment in the nation’s infrastructure that would be fully-paid for with a pollution tax. More on the America Wins Act can be found here.