Biden calls on Congress to pass three-month gas and diesel tax holiday

Biden calls on Congress to pass three-month gas and diesel tax holiday


President Joe Biden will implore Congress to suspend federal gas and diesel taxes for the three months ending September amid record-high prices at the pump and record-low approval ratings before November’s midterm elections.

Biden will make the pitch to lawmakers in remarks Wednesday, although senior administration officials concede it “alone won’t fix the problem we face, but it will provide families a little breathing room.”

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Attributing the sticker shock experienced across the global energy market to Russian President Vladimir Putin‘s Ukraine invasion and the COVID-19 pandemic, aides previewing Biden’s speech said he would also call on states to suspend their counterpart taxes or offer other forms

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