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Lawmakers are weighing whether to raise the federal gas tax. It’s an idea they are prone to hate, but may need it to pay for President Trump’s infrastructure investment plan.
Supporters of the idea note that the tax hasn’t been raised since 1993 and say they have plenty of evidence that resistance to a hike is wearing down.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce recently called for the Trump Administration and Congress to raise the gas tax by 25 cents per gallon to help pay for an infrastructure package, projecting it would generate more than $375 billion over a decade.
Some who oppose it are concerned about the uneven impact upon the public, particularly with the increased use of hybrid and electrically-powered vehicles. “I’m opposed to raising the federal gas tax,” Senator John Barrasso of Wyoming said. “The gas tax isn’t a pure user fee. Not everyone who uses the roads today pays the tax and not all of the money collected goes towards fixing America’s aging roads and bridges.”
The Trump Administration has sent mixed signals about increasing the gas tax. Last year, President Trump floated 50 cents per gallon increase to lawmakers.
For members of Congress as they consider the president’s proposed infrastructure program and ways to pay for it.
About the “fairness” of a gasoline tax on various segments of the American public.
About whether such a tax would soon become obsolete as drivers turn away from gasoline and diesel-powered vehicles.