AAA President and CEO Bob Darbelnet urged leaders of the Senate Finance Committee last week “to commit to holding a committee vote on an increase in the federal gas tax in addition to the other transportation funding options that will be considered.” AAA has been a vocal supporter of increasing the federal gas tax as an “effective and fair” source of transportation funding. Darbelnet’s request comes on the heels of the May 6 Senate Finance Committee hearing that explored the immediate and long-term challenges of the Highway Trust Fund. Both Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Ranking Member Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) indicated during that session they will work to stabilize the Highway Trust Fund. For a more detailed overview of the Committee hearing: