GOP lawmaker says Tea Party backs his gas tax bill

Rep. Jim Renacci (R-Ohio) tells The Hill that he has Tea Party support in his district for a proposal that could raise the federal gas tax.

Renacci said he garnered backing from Tea Party groups in his Cleveland-area district before introducing his proposal.


He wants to create a bipartisan, bicameral committee that would have one year to come up with a long-term solution to fund the nation's infrastructure. If Congress did not approve the plan, the bill would raise the gas tax.

Please watch the video above to hear Renacci discuss the politics of his plan with The Hill's Molly K. Hooper.