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Representative Earl Blumenauer introduced two bills aimed at raising revenue for national transportation infrastructure. HR 3636, also known as Update Act, would phase in a 15-cent-per-gallon federal gas and diesel tax increase over the next three years and index the gas tax to inflation. The bill would generate $170 billion over the next ten years. He also brought forward HR 3638 which would allow Congress to create a national VMT (vehicle miles traveled) pilot program to study how the system would work on a larger scale.