Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Expiring gas tax may be next battle on the Hill

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“The White House is going to make a move to renew it. We’ll see — but there will be Republicans who will be resistant to that.” said Doug Heye, former spokesman for the Republican National Committee.

Gas prices, said Heye, are “really affecting families. If you have to drive 20 miles to work every day, those are real costs.”

With the debt debate paralyzing Congress, the expiring gas tax has been off the radar — so far off the radar that some are getting nervous. Procedural delays could cause the tax to lapse even if a sizable majority would vote for renewal, as with the FAA’s shutdown.