WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House's tax-writing Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday said that House Republicans will not go along with Senate Democrats on their highway aid plan.
States are facing a cutoff of federal highway and transit aid this summer, and the Democrats' plan would raise taxes to keep the money flowing. But Rep. David Camp said the GOP-controlled House won't accept such an increase.
The committee chairman said he's looking at policies that have had bipartisan support in the past, and hopes to have a bill ready by early July.
Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden — the Finance Committee chairman — proposed a $9 billion plan that would raise taxes on heavy trucks and tighten the mortgage-interest deduction.
His committee plans to consider the bill Thursday.
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