House Speaker Boehner douses gas tax hopes

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Posted: Jan 08, 2015 12:21 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said on Thursday he has never voted for an increase in the gas tax and doubted there were enough votes in Congress to pass a hike.

"I've never voted to raise the gas tax," the Ohio Republican said.

Boehner also said lawmakers will have to "work our way through" funding for a federal highway bill.

(Reporting by Susan Cornwell; Editing by Bill Trott)