- Biden’s proposal would eliminate a federal tax for 90-days.
- It is unclear whether there is enough support in Congress to suspend the federal gas tax.
- While some states praised Biden’s proposal, it’s unclear how many states will suspend their gas tax.
WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden is facing an uphill battle to get Congress and some states on board to suspend federal and state gas taxes — a move aimed at offering relief to Americans as gas prices surpass $5 a gallon around the country.
Biden was met with skepticism Wednesday as he called on lawmakers on Capitol Hill and states to suspend the federal gas tax for the next three months. The move would pause a federal tax of 18.4 cents per gallon of gas and 24.4 cents for diesel.