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Biden open to gas tax increase, electric vehicle user fee -media report

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WASHINGTON, April 12 (Reuters) - President Joe Biden told lawmakers at a White House meeting on Monday he was open to raising the gas tax by 5 cents to pay for his infrastructure bill, an ABC News reporter said on Twitter, citing comments by Democratic U.S. Representative Donald Payne.

Payne, who attended the meeting, also said Biden is open to instituting a user fee on electric vehicles, the ABC News reporter said.

Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Tim Ahmann

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