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Congressman Garret Graves

Representing the 6th District of Louisiana

Should Congress raise gas tax to fix America's deteriorating roads?

May 19, 2015
In The News

WASHINGTON -- America has a problem with its aging highways and public transit systems. On that, there's general consensus.

But what to do about it remains unresolved and the issue is subject to sometimes bitter partisan battles.

The maze of federal transportation programs and legislation makes it hard to figure out exactly what is being done or not being done about the challenges decades in the making that turned American infrastructure from the world's envy to one that trails other nations. For instance, reliable high speed rail options are much more prevalent in Europe and Asia. Some American roadways have more potholes than third-world nations.

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