A senator from the Democratic Party found it “frustrating” that the Biden White House does not support her initiative to lower fuel prices.
Sen. Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire has spent the last several weeks asserting that the Biden administration is not doing enough to assist Americans in coping with the increased cost of gasoline.
Biden has asserted that he has no control over gas station discomfort.
“There’s a lot going on right now but the idea we’re going to be able to click a switch, bring down the cost of gasoline, is not likely in the near term. Nor is it with regard to food,”, Biden stated last week, according CNN.
The national average for gasoline has reached $5.01 a gallon, with twenty states exceeding the $5 threshold. Diesel continues to grow and now costs $5.76 per gallon, with 13 states averaging over $6 and California nearing $7.
Not a great way to start the weekend, the highest #gasprices ever- the national average for gasoline is now at $5.01 per gallon with 20 states above the $5 mark. Diesel continues to rise as well, and stands at $5.76/gal with 13 states averaging over $6 while Cali stands near $7.
— Patrick De Haan ⛽️? (@GasBuddyGuy) June 11, 2022
“What I’ve been pushing for is, among other things, is suspending the gas tax. That helps put some more money back in people’s pockets. I’m pushing the administration to support that. They haven’t yet and that’s frustrating,” According to Fox News, Hassan remarked on Friday that the lack of progress is disappointing.
More on this story via The Western Journal:
Hassan and Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly of Arizona proposed a bill in February to suspend the federal gasoline tax when the average price at the pump tops $3.50 a gallon.
The bill would have killed off the 18.4 cents-per-gallon tax for the rest of 2022. Read more…