WABE News
June 10, 2015

(from left to right) Congressman Tom Graves and Chairman Bill Shuster speak at the Transportation Roundtable held at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Ga. on June 9, 2015. (photo/Stephanie M. Lennox, stephaniemlennox.com)

(from left to right) Congressman Tom Graves and Chairman Bill Shuster speak at the Transportation Roundtable held at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Ga. on June 9, 2015. (photo/Stephanie M. Lennox, stephaniemlennox.com)

The chairman of the U.S. House Transportation Committee says raising the federal gas tax is off the table, but he’s still confident a long-term transportation bill will pass Congress this year.

Republican Congressman Bill Shuster of Pennsylvania said Tuesday that he thinks the funding idea that has the strongest chance of making it through Congress is what some senators call “repatriation.”

It’s the idea of lowering corporate tax rates in hopes that American companies would move their money out of offshore accounts and back to the U.S. Read on…