Gas tax increase is debated after White House turns to Congress for infrastructure help

There was bipartisan support at Wednesday’s hearing for increasing the fuel tax of 18.4 cents on gasoline and 24.4 cents on diesel fuel, which was last raised in 1993. The tax is a user fee, and a decade from now, it’s expected that vehicles will pay a different form of user fee — based on vehicle miles traveled — as hybrid and electric cars continue to erode the gas tax.