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Topic - Earl Blumenauer
Given all the election-year maneuvering in Washington, it's not surprising that efforts to enact a "tax extenders" measure acceptable to the House and Senate are stuck in the mud.
The first thought that pops into the mind of Rep. Earl Blumenauer when he sees prices at the gasoline pump is: They ought to be higher. The Oregon Democrat introduced legislation Tuesday to nearly double the federal gas tax from 18.4 cents per gallon to 33.4 cents over the next three years. By indexing the amount to inflation, the tax would hike itself automatically each year.
An Oregon Democrat has introduced legislation to legalize marijuana for medical use at the federal level.
On a biggest day of the year for candy hearts and chocolate kisses, a bipartisan group of lawmakers argued that conditions are right to finally rein in federal sugar subsidies.
Mr. Blumenauer added, if the veto is sustained, "then we can start over and do it right."
Rep. Earl Blumenauer, Oregon Democrat, declared that "nobody" read the 1,528-page, trillion-dollar spending bill that Congress enacted.