Democrats & Republicans back a new federal gas tax

A new hike to the federal gas taxOpens a New Window. is gaining momentum after receiving the support of the U.S. Chamber of CommerceOpens a New Window..

Chamber President Thomas Donohue told Congress that they need to raise the federal tax on a gallon of gas from 18.4 cents to 43 cents over the next five years. Donohue claims this will produce enough funds needed to fix the nation’s transportation network.