The Hill.com 2/12/14 By Keith Laing

Business and labor groups do not typically agree on much, but they came together on Wednesday to push Congress to increase the tax that is paid by drivers on each gallon of gasoline they purchase.
The 18.4 cents-per-gallon federal gas tax has not been increased since 1993, but transportation advocates said during a Senate hearing Wednesday that it was well past time for another increase.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Tom Donohue told the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee that increasing the gas tax would be “the simplest, most straight-forward, and most effective way to generate enough revenue” to cover an estimated $20 billion per year shortfall in transportation funding.

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