President Joe Biden has pushed a series of policies and executive actions to lower gasoline prices, but has yet to back boosting domestic oil production.
The president called on Congress Wednesday to implement a three-month gas tax holiday which would reduce pump prices by 18 cents a gallon and diesel fuel prices by 24 cents per gallon. Pushing a temporary gas tax pause is Biden’s latest attempt to address gasoline prices which remain near all-time highs, according to AAA data.
“President Biden understands that a gas tax holiday alone will not, on its own, relieve the run up in costs that we’ve seen,” the White House said in an announcement. “But the President believes that at this unique moment when the war in Ukraine is imposing costs on American families, Congress should do what it can to provide working families breathing room.”