Chamber President Asks Congress To Raise Federal Gas Tax

Law360, New York (February 13, 2014, 3:24 PM EST) -- U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Thomas Donohue urged Congress on Wednesday to raise federal taxes on gasoline and diesel fuels for the first time in more than 20 years to prevent a government trust fund used to pay for nation's transportation system from potentially becoming insolvent later this year.

Donohue was joined at a U.S. Senate committee hearing by AFL-CIO President Richard L. Trumka and leaders of the construction and manufacturing industries in calling for a modest hike in the gas tax. Lawmakers are considering ways...
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