Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison has introduced a bill that would prohibit states, private parties and others from adding tolls on existing toll-free federal highways, bridges and tunnels built with federal funding.

The Texan, who's the top Republican on the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, has consistently opposed efforts to toll federally funded roads, arguing that this amounts to a double penalty on motorists who are already paying for the roads through taxes.

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