Topics: Highway Trust Fund

House T&I Chairman Says Fuel Tax Increase Impossible

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R.-Pa.) said Congress will get a long-term highway bill done this year but not before current highway funding expires at the end of May, according to published reports. Rep. Shuster also said that raising the gas tax to pay for a long-term bill would be impossible. More

House Ways and Means Chairman Eyes Short-Term Patch for Highway Trust Fund

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) said March 26 that he is working with House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) on a short-term patch to the Highway Trust Fund to allow more time to work on tax reform, Politico reported. More

House T&I Chairman Reaffirms Opposition to Fuel Tax Increase

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) reaffirmed his opposition to increasing the motor fuels tax as a means of funding surface transportation, but said lawmakers must identify a funding mechanism by Easter recess if they want to pass a long-term bill before current law expires May 31. More

ARTBA Proposes Fuel Tax Increase With Rebates

The American Road and Transportation Builders Association on March 12 proposed that Congress increase the federal gasoline and diesel motor fuels tax by 15 cents per gallon and offset the cost with a federal tax rebate for low and middle income families as a means of funding long-term surface transportation. More

Transportation Coalition Urges Congress to Reject Devolution of Federal Highway Program

NATSO joined a coalition of transportation, construction and business groups in urging Congress to oppose the devolution of the federal highway program and the Transportation Empowerment Act (TEA), saying they would strip away most federal funding for surface transportation projects and eliminate the federal government’s constitutionally mandated role in promoting interstate commerce. More

EPW Chairman Says It’s Time to Draft a Highway Bill

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman James Inhofe (R-Okla.) said the recent hearing on the reauthorization of the Highway Trust Fund will be the last and that the committee is working to push out a long-term bill before the current extension expires in May, according to Politico. More

GOP Senator Addresses Fuels Tax Increase

Republican Senator David Vitter (R-La.) said Feb. 25 that he would be open to increasing the federal motor fuels tax to fund transportation projects provided the hike was offset by a cut somewhere in the nation’s tax code. More

Lawmakers Indicate Another Highway Patch Possible

The inability of lawmakers to agree on how best to fund a long-term infrastructure plan could mean another short-term patch to the existing highway bill come May. More

Bill Proposing 15-Cent Fuel Tax Increase Reintroduced

Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) reintroduced legislation Feb. 4 to increase the federal gas tax 15-cents per gallon over three years, nearly doubling the tax by 2018. The bill also would increase the diesel tax at the same rate for three years and tie both taxes to inflation. More

Senate Kicks Off Highway Bill Debate

At a hearing kicking off Senate debate of the highway bill, Senator David Vitter (R-La.) laid out what he considers to be three viable options for fixing shortfalls in the Highway Trust Fund. More

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