Democrats cool to Biden’s proposed gas tax holiday

Posted on AllSides June 24th, 2022
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President Biden’s push for a gas tax suspension amid soaring fuel prices is receiving a cool reception among Democrats on Capitol Hill.

Party leadership did not commit to taking up a gas tax moratorium, which requires an act of Congress, and the caucus remains largely divided on the issue. 

But, even if Democrats were unified, pausing the tax would face an uphill battle in the Senate because of Republican opposition. 

Biden on Wednesday officially endorsed the idea of a gas tax holiday – calling on Congress to suspend the 18-cent tax...

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