Oregon lawmaker proposes to increase the federal user fee on gas by five cents a year for the next five years.
Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee’s Subcommittee on Trade, introduced a bill which would, according to Politico, raise the federal user fee on gasoline by 5 cents a year over five years.
Blumenauer, a featured speaker at the Highway Materials Group’s Infrastructure Week press conference, introduced the legislation one day before President Trump’s second infrastructure meeting with Democratic congressional leaders on Wednesday, May 22. Back in April, the two sides previously met and agreed that a $2 trillion infrastructure package could help address the nation’s infrastructure. The agenda for the May 22 follow-up meeting will focus discussions on how to pay for the plan.
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The federal user fee has not been increased since 1993 and is not keeping pace with today’s needs. NSSGA supports any proposals from Congress that shore up the Highway Trust Fund and allow the country to make much-needed infrastructure investments.