House Transportation Committee Chairman floats raising gas tax to pay for infrastructure rebuild

(WIAT) -- The White House says one of its top priorities for 2018 will be re-building American infrastructure.

Lawmakers still need to decide where to find the billions of dollars needed to make it happen.

House Transportation Committee Chairman Bill Shuster says to pay for it, Congress should raise the federal gas tax.

Right now drivers pay 18 cents for every gallon they buy.

Shuster says raising the tax a few cents would make a huge difference in the long haul.

 


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