As President Biden pushes to suspend the federal gas tax, all 9 Republicans from Pennsylvania have a history of voting against solutions
PENNSYLVANIA — Today, President Biden is calling on Congress to pass a three month federal gas tax holiday as part of his efforts to lower inflated gas prices caused by Putin’s price hike. The president’s efforts to reduce costs stand in stark contrast with Pennsylvania Republicans, who have repeatedly voted against measures that would help lower gas prices and help combat inflation. Last week, Pennsylvania Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives voted against the Lower Food & Fuel Costs Act, and in May they voted against a bill that would help prevent oil and gas companies from price gouging.
“While President Biden and Pennsylvania Democrats are laser-focused on lowering costs, Republicans are more interested in inflicting their extreme, ultra-MAGA agenda than joining Democrats in passing solutions,” said PA Dems Spokesperson Rosie Lapowsky.
Specifically, the Lower Food & Fuel Costs Act passed by House Democrats last week would help lower costs by:
- Increasing competition in the meat and poultry industries to prevent artificially high pricing
- Making E15 fuel available year-round and encouraging production of biofuels
- Making fertilizer more accessible to farmers to help lower produce costs
- Creating a supply chain task force
These “no” votes are the latest in a long pattern of Republicans actively working against cutting costs for working Pennsylvanians and refusing to address supply chain issues. In the past few months, House Republicans have also voted against bills to address the infant formula shortage, cap the cost of insulin at $35 a month, and more. Additionally, every congressional Republican voted against the American Rescue Plan, which has saved Pennsylvanians money on everything from their health care premiums to rent or mortgage to child care costs, and more.