As members of Congress and the White House struggle to find a suitable replacement for, or addition to, the current gas tax that provides funding for transportation infrastructure, at least one lawmaker is floating the idea of a sales tax on motor fuels.

The possibility of switching from the 18.4-cent gas tax and 24.4-cent diesel tax to a sales tax has been raised in public forums recently by Rep. John Mica of Florida, the leading Republican on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

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