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"We need to get the federal government out of this infrastructure business," he said.
The 2016 hopeful said transportation funding should be left to states.
The proposal would put lawmakers on record on the idea of drastically cutting the fuel levy.
Lawmakers have added an extra Rules Committee hearing to process the amendments.
A highway bill amendment would nearly double the U.S fuel tax.
The measure extends federal transportation funding until Nov. 20.
The group said the infrastructure measure is "another status-quo bailout.”
Federal transportation funding is set to expire on Oct. 29.
Lawmakers are facing an Oct. 29 deadline for renewing federal highway funding.
The long-awaited hearing will take place on Oct. 22.
The finding comes as lawmakers face an Oct. 29 deadline for renewing infrastructure spending.
At issue is the use of Customs and Border Protection fees to fund a multiyear highway bill.
Michigan is increasing its fuel tax by 7.3 cents per gallon.
The "devolution" proposal called for reducing the gas tax by nearly 15 cents.
The proposal would have increased the gas tax by 15 cents.
Lawmakers are facing a Nov. 20 deadline for renewing federal road funding.
The measure would spend up to $325 billion on roads and transit.
The House Transportation Committee has approved a $325 billion measure.
The GOP presidential candidate said states should be "creative" to fund roads.
The measure contains three years worth of guaranteed funding.
GOP leaders in the House scheduled a highway bill markup hearing on Oct. 22.
Candidates offered only a handful of passing references to rebuilding infrastructure.
McCarthy, who is looking to succeed Boehner, is confident he can move a long-term bill.