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Democrats’ infrastructure bill includes per-mile fee, making driving too costly for many Americans

A provision in the Biden administration-backed $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill currently under debate in the U.S. Senate has sparked controversy for an initiative tucked into the legislation that would explore charging Americans a fee for every mile they drive.

If undertaken, the program would make driving considerably more expensive for Americans, a result the Western Journal’s Taylor Penney suggested is “intentional,” and “another way to cripple our existing ways of life.”

The pilot program to research charging Americans a per-mile fee to drive their personal vehicles is described in section 13002 of the bill, nestled into pages 508 to 519 of the massive 2,702-page infrastructure package.

According to the language of the legislation, the scheme’s objectives are “to test the design, acceptance, implementation, and financial sustainability of a national motor vehicle per-mile user fee,” “to address the need for additional revenue for surface transportation infrastructure and a national motor vehicle per-mile user fee,” and “to provide recommendations relating to the adoption and implementation of a national motor vehicle per-mile user fee.”

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Drivers already pay mileage-based taxes via gas and tire taxes.

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