Amid weeks of unsuccessful #infrastructure negotiations, today I'm proud to release my own blueprint.

The Young Plan for America's Infrastructure Future is an ambitious, intellectually honest plan that will revitalize our communities and be responsibly paid for.
As former Chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, I know how to get big things done.

My plan funds infrastructure at $1.25T -- $500B for hard infrastructure, and $750B for soft infrastructure like broadband, renewable energy, and Member Directed projects.
Restoring our infrastructure is going to require a bold, honest revenue source. My plan modernizes the gas tax, and implements a onetime increase in the corporate tax rate of no more than 4% for a total rate 25%. The Young Plan shields small businesses from this increase.
Congress must recognize that there is wisdom in the “user pays user benefits” principle. Corporations benefit from and are users of infrastructure. The benefits of a modernized transportation system over the long term far outweigh the costs of a rate increase to corporations.
"Infrastructure week" can no longer be a punchline.

We need an approach that meets the needs of our modern economy, respects the authority of Congress to raise and spend taxpayer dollars, and puts our core transportation programs on sustainable financial footing.
I call on my friends in both chambers and on both sides of the aisle to seriously consider my proposals.

I'm ready work with everyone, including @POTUS and @SecretaryPete, on behalf of Americans in every corner of our country.

Read my full plan: donyoung.house.gov/news/documents…

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