Bill Shuster, R-Pa., chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, brought up the importance of raising the federal user fee on gasoline at the GOP retreat in West Virginia today. Watch the video below.
“That is a user fee, it’s a fee you pay at the pump and it’s something that’s efficient, it’s understandable and it’s a fee, it’s a tax you collect that goes 100 percent to its intended purpose — and that’s the highway system, the transit system in this country,” he said to reporters.
“We really want to thank the Chairman for his leadership,” said Laura O’Neill-Kaumo, NSSGA senior vice president of government and regulatory affairs. “Fixing America’s aging infrastructure is a bipartisan issue and we look forward to continuing to working with Congress to secure sustainable and long-term funding for our roads, highways and bridges.”