Biden urges US Congress to suspend federal gas tax three months

Biden urges US Congress to suspend federal gas tax three months

Biden urges US Congress to suspend federal gas tax 3 months

TRT World says PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN has called on Congress to suspend federal gasoline and diesel taxes for three months — an election-year move meant to ease financial pressures that was greeted with doubts by many lawmakers.

The Democratic president also called on states to suspend their own gas taxes or provide similar relief, and he delivered a public critique of the energy industry for prioritising profits over production. It would take action by lawmakers in Washington and in statehouses across the country to actually bring relief to consumers.

“It doesn’t reduce all the pain but it will be a big help,” Biden said, using the bully pulpit when his administration believes it has run out of direct levers to address soaring gas prices. “I’m doing my part. I want Congress, states and industry to do their part as well.”

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https://www.trtworld.com/americas/biden-urges-us-congress-to-suspend-federal-gas-tax-three-months-58235

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