To provide relief to American consumers affected by what he calls "Putin's Price Hike," 

President Joe Biden is asking Congress to suspend the federal gas tax for three months.

According to a fact sheet released by the White House, states are also being called on to suspend gas taxes 

or provide another kind of relief directly to consumers. Since Putin began amassing troops on 

or provide another kind of relief directly to consumers. Since Putin began amassing troops on 

that President Biden understands the challenges facing working families due to high gas prices."

A suspension of the federal taxes will be taken. The federal tax on gasoline stands at 18 cents per gallon 

and for diesel at 24 cents per gallon. Through the Highway Trust Fund, taxes are used to fund highways and 

public transportation. While suspending the gas tax and using other revenues to cover the Highway Trust Fund's shortfall, 

the White House believes it can afford the $10 billion cost. President Biden is calling on Congress until September to suspend 

the gas tax for three months, so that Americans can get some breathing room while dealing with the effects of Putin's war in Ukraine."

"While the "gas tax holiday" alone won't alleviate the run-up in costs, Congress should do 

what it can to ease the burden on working families during this unique time of rising costs.".

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