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Biden to Call On Congress Wednesday to Pass Gas Tax Holiday

June 21, 2022, 11:13 PM

President Joe Biden will call on Congress to enact a gasoline tax holiday, a person familiar with the plans says, as he looks to cool soaring pump prices heading into summer.

Biden will make a statement Wednesday calling on Congress to enact the pause, the person said, speaking on condition of anonymity ahead of an announcement. The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Biden said earlier this week he was studying whether to back suspension of the 18.4 cents-per-gallon tax. It’s not clear how long a pause he would favor. Average gasoline prices are hovering ...