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Biden Seeks Pause in Gas Tax to Give Families a ‘Bit of Relief’

  • President blames high US pump prices on Russia’s invasion
  • Move on gasoline contradicts efforts to reduce fossil fuel use
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WATCH: Biden calls on Congress to suspend the federal gasoline tax.Source: Bloomberg
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President Joe Biden called on Congress to suspend the federal gasoline tax, a largely symbolic move by an embattled president running out of options to ease pump prices weighing on Democrats’ political prospects.

“By suspending the 18-cent federal gas tax for the next 90 days, we can bring down the price of gas and give families just a little bit of relief,” Biden said Wednesday at the White House.