Michael Torrey Associates ag lobbyist Mike Torrey says infrastructure may be a consideration for this new Congress, but the cost remains a challenge. “The easiest way to pay for infrastructure would be a gas tax, not that I’m advocating for that. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell indicated he wouldn’t accept a gas tax to fund an infrastructure bill, but others have indicated put a bill together first, figure out a cost and we’ll figure out how to pay for it.” Torrey also expects trade and climate change to be top-of-mind this year.
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