Rep. DesJarlais Questions Whether Jim Tracy Supports Senator Bob Corker’s Gas Tax Increase State Senator Tracy Introduced Similar Legislation Raising the Gas Tax in the Tennessee General Assembly
Jasper, TN – Congressman Scott DesJarlais today questioned whether state Senator Jim Tracy would support Senator Corker’s (R-TN) plan to raise the gas tax by tying it to the Consumer Price Index (CPI). In the Tennessee General Assembly, state Senator Jim Tracy introduced similar legislation that would increase Tennessee’s gasoline tax by also basing it on the CPI.
“If state Senator Tracy wants to represent Tennesseans in Congress, voters deserve to know how he would vote on the recent Senate proposal to raise gas taxes – especially one that mirrors legislation he championed in the General Assembly,” said Congressman DesJarlais. “ It stands to reason that if Jim Tracy introduced legislation raising gas taxes in Tennessee, he would do the same if elected to Congress.”
Congressman DesJarlais previously came out in strong opposition to the Corker/Murphy plan to raise the gas tax.