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Dem unveils bill to raise gas tax by a penny

Dem unveils bill to raise gas tax by a penny

The Hill
BY MELANIE ZANONA 
03/22/17 12:06 PM EDT 

Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) doesn’t want a penny for your thoughts; he wants a penny for your help in improving the nation’s infrastructure.

The top Democrat on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee unveiled new legislation Wednesday that would raise the gas tax by approximately 1 cent per year, to generate about $500 billion for revitalizing U.S. roads, bridges and transit systems over the next 30 years.

Hiking the federal gasoline tax, which hasn’t been done in over 20 years, is a hot-button issue in Congress, where agreeing on ways to pay for transportation upgrades has long remained elusive... FULL ARTICLE

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