Pushing hard against the view held by at least some Members of Congress that Federal infrastructure funding should be “devolved” to the states and even to private sources, Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) today introduced a bill that would raise the federal fuel tax by 15 cents and index further such increases to the rate of inflation. H.R. 3636-- a.k.a the Update, Promote, and Develop America’s Transportation Essentials (UPDATE) Act-- “phases in a 15-cent gas tax increase ...

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