Democrats,White House diverge on gas tax

Snyder, Jim
September 2007
Hill;9/6/2007, Vol. 14 Issue 101, p16
The article focuses on a hearing of the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee which centered on the need for a higher gas tax to pay to repair structurally deficient bridges. Department of Transportation Secretary Mary Elizabeth Peters reiterated the administration's rejection of an idea proposed by committee Chairman Jim Oberstar to raise the gas tax by five cents and dedicate the revenues to a new bridge-maintenance fund.


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