The Latest: Some in Congress want to play politics with funding construction projects that keep many construction companies in business, workers on the job and America’s economy moving. In a misguided effort to address rising gasoline prices, legislation has been introduced to suspend the federal gasoline tax, the revenues from which help pay for transportation construction projects across the nation.
Why it Matters: This comes as Congress just used these gas tax revenues to help pay for the bipartisan infrastructure law and its historic investment in constructing physical infrastructure across-the-board. Suspending the gas tax would make it harder for state departments of transportation to let future construction projects for bidding and will jeopardize federal investment in roads and bridges for years to come.
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What to Do: That is why we need you to tell your members of Congress and President Biden to oppose all efforts to suspend the federal gas tax. This ill-conceived proposal would directly jeopardize the funding Congress provides communities each year to pay America’s construction industry to build roads, bridges, and transit systems.
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