As President Joe Biden calls for a pause in the federal gasoline tax, he is facing skepticism that the measure would provide substantial improvement for people at the pump.
At 18.4 cents per gallon, halting the federal gas tax would take a small bite out of soaring prices, which have reached $5 per gallon in recent weeks. The White House had considered a tax holiday in February as gasoline prices rose to nearly $3.50 per gallon before shelving the idea.
But with prices soaring further, Biden is now eyeing a temporary three-month pause in the tax, calling on Congress and states to suspend their levies. Senior administration officials previewed the Wednesday decision as the latest effort to “blunt the