- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
- The senate has not voted
- The house has not voted
Committee on Ways and MeansIntroducedMarch 9th, 2017
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The federal gas tax hasn’t been increased since 1993, and as a result funding available for America’s infrastructure needs has fallen short of what’s needed. Increasing it a few cents per gallon in stages will help finance much-needed public transportation, road, and bridge repairs and construction that benefit all Americans.
Gas taxes are regressive and an increase will hurt Americans’ finances between higher prices for gas and consumer goods. States, not the federal government, are the owners of most highways and roads, and over half — 33 — have already increased their own gas taxes in order to pay for infrastructure repairs, making a federal-level hike unnecessary.