On behalf of FreedomWorks activists nationwide, I urge you to contact your senators and ask them to support the Transportation Empowerment Act, S. 3190, introduced by Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah). The bill would gradually reduce the federal gas tax and give states more control over their respective transportation and infrastructure needs.
The current approach to federal transportation policy is broken. The federal Highway Trust Fund is in terrible fiscal shape. The Congressional Budget Office has projected that the fund will not be able to meet its obligations by 2021.
Many members of Congress, Democrats and Republicans alike, believe that simply increasing the federal gas tax is the solution or continuing to bail out the fund. They’re wrong. With more fuel-efficient vehicles on the road, what is needed is a new approach to transportation and infrastructure, one that significantly lessens the influence of federal bureaucrats in Washington and reduces wasteful spending from the