You would think they could stop funding infrastructure in other countries to take care of ours without increasing the price of gas!
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Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) introduced legislation on Wednesday that would nearly double the amount paid by drivers to fund U.S. infrastructure improvements.
The increase is included in an amendment to a transportation funding stopgap bill that is being considered by the Senate this week.
Carper’s proposal would increase the federal gas tax, which is currently priced at 18.4 cents-per-gallon, by four cents each year until it reaches 30 cents-per-gallon.
The Delaware lawmaker said it was important to debate the potential gas tax increase while lawmakers are considering a temporary measure to extend transportation funding beyond the midterm elections this week.