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Gas-Tax Infrastructure Bill Unveiled by Democrat Blumenauer

May 21, 2019, 6:00 PM

Democratic Rep. Earl Blumenauer introduces the “Rebuild America Act”, which would gradually boost U.S. gasoline and diesel taxes to invest in the country’s infrastructure.

  • The legislation would raise the gas tax by 5 cents a year over five years, index it to inflation, and establish Congress’ intention to “replace it with a more equitable, stable source of funding within 10 years,” a statement from Blumenauer’s office says.
  • “The gas tax was last raised more than 25 years ago, which means we are paying for our 2019 infrastructure needs with 1993 dollars. That is unacceptable,” says Blumenauer, a senior member of...
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