Issue / Fuel tax

FHWA Gives $14M to Study Alternatives to Gas Tax

September 7, 2016 The federal Highway Trust Fund ran out of money in 2008, and since then, Congress has had to provide nearly $144...

GAO: General Aviation Contributed Up to $2 Billion to HTF

August 24, 2016 The financial woes of the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) are well known, with Congress having been forced to provide a net...

Side-by-Side Comparison of 2016 Republican Platform and Heritage Foundation “Blueprint for Reform”

2016 Republican Platform Heritage Foundation "Blueprint for Reform" "We propose to remove from the Highway Trust...

Party Platforms and Possible Governing Agendas

July 21, 2016 The 2016 Republican National Convention has adopted the 2016 Republican Platform. The transportation provisions of the...

House Votes Preemptively Against Carbon, Crude Oil Taxes

June 15, 2016 The U.S. House of Representatives took two non-binding votes last week rejecting future energy taxes, and the...

House To Vote on Rejecting Oil Barrel Tax, Carbon Tax This Week

June 6, 2016 The House of Representatives has scheduled votes for later this week on two non-binding “sense of Congress”...

May 1966 White House User Fee Memos

PDF file containing three memos relating to the Johnson Administration's quest for more transportation user charges: A May 12,...

Infrastructure: Thinking Outside the Beltway

Infrastructure is critical to the health of the U.S. economy, and to its people. Though largely lost in the noisy national debate and...

Happy 100th Birthday, Highway Donor-Donee Fight!

May 5, 2016 Since the construction of the Interstate Highway System began to wind down in the 1980s, most reauthorization cycles for...

Tax Corrections Bill Tweaks Transit Benefits

April 12, 2016 The chairmen of the tax-writing committees in the House and Senate introduced joint legislation this week to make...

Decline in Gas Tax Receipts Projected to Continue

January 28, 2016 The new budget forecast from the Congressional Budget Office projects that receipts from the 18.3 cent-per-gallon...

Legislators Await Final “Big Ticket” Spending, Tax Items To End This Year’s Congressional Session

December 9, 2015 Earlier this year, Congress set its proposed annual adjournment deadline for Friday, December 11. But it is now too...

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