Flake joins Bush administration in opposition to gas tax increase

Bogardus, Kevin
September 2007
Hill;9/7/2007, Vol. 14 Issue 102, p13
The article reports on the divergent views of U.S. Representatives on the issue of gas tax increase to finance the Department of Transportation's bridge repair programs. Representative Jeff flake has expressed his opposition to the tax increase saying that it will only give members of Congress more funds for their earmarks. On the other hand, House Transportation Committee Chair Jim Oberstar is planning to create a special bridge trust fund to address the problem of deteriorating bridges.


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