Biden seeks three-month federal gas tax holiday as prices skyrocket

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Washington (AFP) – US President Joe Biden will ask Congress Wednesday to suspend the federal gas tax for three months as skyrocketing prices cause widespread anger among Americans just months before crucial mid-term elections.¬† The White House wants to discontinue the 18 cents per gallon tax until September and will call on state governments to do the same to “provide direct relief to American consumers who have been hit with Putin’s price hike,” a senior administration official said. The official noted that gas prices — now averaging near $5 per gallon (3.78 liters) — had gone up almost $2 …

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