Washington, D.C. – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday skated around the endorsement of President Joe Biden’s call for a three-month suspension of the federal gas tax.
“Democrats are united in our determination to lower gas prices for families at the pump. It is unacceptable that American families are being squeezed at the pump while Big Oil rakes in massive profits at their expense in the middle of Putin’s War,” Pelosi said.
“While President Biden has taken strong action to combat Putin’s Price Hike with his executive authority such as historic releases from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve and expanding access to homegrown Unleaded 88/E-15, Republicans in Congress have consistently chosen to enable Big Oil’s outrageous profiteering on the backs of hard-working Americans.
“We will see where the consensus lies on a path forward for the President’s proposal in the House and the Senate, building on the strong bills to lower prices at the pump already passed by House Democrats including the Consumer Fuel Price Gouging Prevention Act and the Lower Food and Fuel Costs Act.“
BIDEN: "Today, I’m calling on Congress to suspend the federal gas tax for the next 90 days through the busy summer season." pic.twitter.com/cA2fh190zN
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